The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Two countries one destination with Cambodia planned

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is implementing a two countries one destination campaign with Cambodia by planning direct flights between the two ancient cities Bagan and Siem Reap, said Daw Khin Than Win, the ministry’s deputy director general.

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73 Myanmar deaths in Malaysian custody: Media

More than half of the foreigners who died at Malaysian immigration detention camps over the past two years are Myanmar citizens, according to a report by the Malaysian National Human Rights Commission Human Rights, Suhakam, the Malay acronym.

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Elderly social pension for 2017/18 to be allocated in June

The government has allocated a budget of K420 million for social pensions for the elderly for the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget. The cash will be handed out to senior citizens within the last two weeks of June, according to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

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Myanmar included in assessment on emergency disaster response

A baseline assessment on emergency disaster response will be done by Asia Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in six countries, including Myanmar, in the last week of May and lasting for about a month.

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350 garment workers go on strike

Over 350 garment workers from the Join-Profit garment factory Industrial Zone (3) of Hlaing Tharyar, launched a strike on May 17, asking for labour rights as factory officials had committed violations, say strike workers.

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NLD patron in critical condition

NLD  patron U Tin Oo has been hospitalised since May 17 after slipping in the bathroom of his house. He is currently in critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit of Yangon General Hospital.

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Chinese war ships weigh anchor at Yangon

A Chinese destroyer and frigate have docked in Yangon, and will stay for four days, in a show of diplomatic goodwill between Myanmar and China.

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The Voice Daily chief editor, writer face defamation suit

A report under Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law has been filed by the military against the editor and writer of an article appearing in the The Voice Daily.

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No plan for 6-day school week yet: MOE

The Ministry of Education has denied rumours that schools will have six-day week instead of the present five.

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U Wirathu’s action does not damage our image: Ma Ba Tha

Controversial public Dhamma lectures by U Wirathu, a leading monk from the Association for Protection of Nationality and Religion (in Myanmar acronym, Ma Ba Tha) has had no impact on its image, Ma Ba Tha spokesperson Dr Ashin Thawparka said.

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