Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Suspected Zika case comes back negative

Myanmar continues to have had only one confirmed case of Zika virus after test results for dozens of suspected cases have all led to negatives.

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Explosions target South Dagon township immigration office

Four explosions detonated at the South Dagon township immigration office yesterday afternoon appear to have been caused by homemade water bottle bombs. The immigration office was the third location to be targeted in similar attacks occurring over the past week, after two retail outlets in Yangon reported similar incidents.

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Officials talk education, reconciliation on National Day

The National League for Democracy’s patron championed the importance of education while acknowledging that some are eager for more rapid improvements to the system at a ceremony marking the 96th anniversary of National Day at the party’s headquarters yesterday.

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JICA ODA loan projects slated for 2017 completion

All of the projects under a poverty-reduction development loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency are set to be completed by June 2017, the Japanese government aid agency says.

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Positive change in relations between CSOs and government

Representatives from more than 150 civil society organisations gathered in Yangon over this past week to discuss Myanmar’s health system and the role that local organisations can play in improving it.

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BPI changes packaging to combat counterfeiters

The state-owned Myanmar Pharmaceutical Factory (MPF) has announced that it is changing the packaging on its BPI-brand pharmaceutical products in a bid to combat an influx of counterfeit products into the local market.

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Yangon’s new night market open for business

A new night market opened on Strand Road yesterday, in a move meant to ease congestion and relocate streetside vendors from the busiest roads in the commercial capital.

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Monk who decried Sangha corruption continues to be banned from preaching

A ban remains in place against prominent monk U Pinnyasiha, who had previously attacked the Buddhist clergy for alleged corruption and abuse of powers.

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Yangon fuel tank store destroyed in blaze

A petrol canister store and warehouse in a Hlaing Tharyar township industrial zone was destroyed in a fire on November 22.

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Officials look to formulate national policy on ageing

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement hosted an event this week in Yangon aimed at drafting a national policy for a growing contingent of those over 60 years old.

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