Friday, August 18, 2017

Liquor licenses yet to be approved for hotels

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Ministry of Home Affairs Liquor and Tax Department, have yet to agree on the issuing a single liquor licenses for hoteliers.

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A new department to be formed under Ministry of Construction

The government will establish a new agency called the Department of Rural Development, under the Ministry of Construction (MOC), to implement road construction projects, a senior construction ministry official said Wednesday.

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Many things need attention under NLD-led government

As the NLD-led government enters its second year, it still enjoys the support of the people and seems to be going strong. The government gives top priority to bringing peace to the whole country. It believes that only after reaching this goal, the rule of law will be firmly established and economic development will be achieved.

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Government needs to better inform the people

Last weekend, nearly 500 representatives of government agencies, politicians, educators, media members, grassroots organisers and ethnic minorities gathered for a three-day forum to assess Myanmar’s democratic transition in Nay Pyi Taw.

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Ministry: US religious report ‘inaccurate’

A religious freedom report released by the United States does not accurately reflect the situation in Myanmar, U Aung San Win, head spokesperson of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, said on Thursday.

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Car brokers decry decision to close the Thiri Mingalar car sales centre

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) on Thursday announced the closure of the Thiri Mingalar car sales centre in Ahlone township as it is a dangerous building, but the car brokers are criticizing the decision.

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Last journey of ex-NLD chair U Aung Shwe

After walking the tough road of Myanmar democracy with the National League for Democracy (NLD), U Aung Shwe, former military official and NLD chairman, was sent off with honours on his final journey by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and dozens of comrades-in-arms on Thursday.

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Democratic transition needs more time: C-in-C

Myanmar’s transition to democracy will need to take more time, we have weaknesses in democracy experience, multi-party system because of the history we passed through,the commander-in-chief of the Defence Services said Thursday.

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Ceasefire between UNFC, government remains distant dream

It has been 14 months since the Unified Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) – an umbrella organisation of five ethnic armed groups – and the government started ceasefire negotiations but a deal remains a distant dream.

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Plea to review cases against editor rejected

The court on Thursday rejected the plea of The Voice chief editor U Kyaw Min Swe to review the two separate defamation cases against him based on the same article which allegedly defamed the Tatmadaw, his lawyer said.

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