Yangon focuses on saving rivers, creeks

The Yangon Regional government will prioritise the conservation of rivers and creeks in the Yangon Region in 2017, said Daw Nilar Kyaw, minister of Electricity, Industry and Transport and Communication during the one year government anniversary press conference on June 9.

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Feedback needed on new power policy

Feedback and comments are being sought from relevant ministries and State/Regional governments in order to formulate a policy combining the electricity and energy sectors at the earliest possible date, said deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE), U Htay Aung.

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People 90 and older to start receiving pensions

Pensions for people 90 years old and above will be transferred through local authorities starting Friday.

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Myanmar maid falls to her death in Singapore

A female Myanmar domestic help committed suicide on Monday by jumping out from the 18th floor of the Interlace Condo located at Depot Road in Singapore.

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Upgrade underway to improve power in Yangon

The government is upgrading electricity generation, transmission and distribution in Yangon Region, Daw Nilar Kyaw, minister of Electricity, Industry, Transport and Communication, told a news conference to mark the first anniversary of the government.

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More than half of child labourers face workplace risks

More than 600,000 of Myanmar’s 1.3 million working children faced physical, mental and moral danger in the workplace in 2015, according to a study by the Ministry of Labour and the International Labour Organisation.

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Proposed amendments raise statutory rape age to 15

An amendment has been proposed to raise the minimum age of statutory rape to 15 years in the marriage laws of Myanmar to be line with the revised Penal Code.

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Runaway rubbish threatens to overwhelm Yangon

Yangon generates about 2800 tonnes of rubbish daily and this waste now poses a very real threat during the monsoon season as it chokes drainage, which is a major cause of flooding in the city.

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7 Myanmar workers rescued from sugar-cane farm in Thailand

Thai and Myanmar officials have rescued seven Myanmar nationals who were tricked into working for nothing on a sugar-cane farm in a forest in Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand.

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Lawyers decry court refusal of bail for Voice editor, satirist

Defendant lawyers said the decision of Bahan township court to deny bail for editor-in-chief of the Voice newspaper and a satirist was an unreasonable ruling that is not in line with the legal frameworks.

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