Sunday, August 20, 2017

Mogok residents seek amendments to Gemstones Law

Mogok residents were seeking amendments to Myanmar Gemstones Law to allow them to be accorded the same priority as companies and businessmen in applying to operate small and medium mining blocks in their area.

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Stroke patients in Myanmar increase six-fold

The number of people suffering stroke in Myanmar rose six folds due to changes in urban lifestyles, Dr Moe Moe Zaw, neurologist from Mandalay General Hospital told The Myanmar Times.

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Courts close 180,000 criminal cases in first half

Over 180,000 out of 200,000 criminal cases received in the past six months have been resolved, Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo said.

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Embassy wants to meet with maid jailed in Singapore

Myanmar Embassy officials have sought a meeting with a female citizen who was handed out a five-month sentence by a Singapore court on Monday after she was found guilty of attempted murder by mixing disinfectant into the food of her employer’s mother-in-law.

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Two catamarans from Australia arrive for Yangon Water Bus service

Two catamarans from Australia have arrived in Yangon for use in the Yangon Water Bus service and more vessels will be arriving in the coming days, a company statement said Wednesday.

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MP wants to use label ‘Bengali terrorists’ in Rakhine

Bengalis that are involved in acts of terror in Rakhine State should be labeled as “Bengali terrorists”, a Tatmadaw MP Lieutenant Colonel Ye Naing Oo proposed on Wednesday at the Amyotha Hluttaw Meeting.

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Maungdaw residents assured of security

Residents from conflict areas in Maungdaw need not worry anymore about security because there are enough Tatmadaw and border police forces in their area, the Rakhine state chief minister U Nyi Pu.

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Shelters in urgent need for Namti war victims

Thousands of people who fled their homes to escape the fighting in Mogaung and Namti townships in Kachin State are in urgent need of living shelters, religious leaders who are providing emergency assistance to the evacuees said.

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Fire razes 11 houses, 33 stalls in Hpakant

Fire broke out at Seik Mu ward in Hpakant township’s Seng Tawn village tract, Kachin State, on Wednesday, destroying 11 houses and 33 stalls, a fire services department official told The Myanmar Times.

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Many parts of Hkamti township flooded

Rising river level and heavy rain has caused flood again in many parts of Hkamti township, Sagaing Region, said U Khin Maung Sint, Hkamti township administrator.

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