Friday, September 22, 2017

Indonesian nationals vote in election

Indonesian nationals living in Myanmar cast votes last week in their country’s presidential election, resulting in a landslide victory for incumbent president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono among the expatriates.

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Hostel under construction at Global Vipassana Pagoda

A monument to Myanmar Buddhism is taking shape in the heart of India.

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Solar eclipse to cross Myanmar

A total solar eclipse will occur on July 22 that will be visible along a narrow corridor of Asia, from India through Myanmar and China, to the sea off the southern coast of Japan.

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Agriculture training underway

The Agriculture Extension Department under Myanmar Agricultural Service is offering training courses in July and August to teach planting techniques, said an official from the department.

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Judge wanted on bribery conviction

A mandalay  judge has become a fugitive after complaints about his graft-happy habits earned him an arrest warrant.

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Pilgrims fret festival fees

Pilgrims are bemoaning the expense of renting lodges for Magwe Region’s Man Shwe Sett Taw pagoda festival, before the rates have even been published. U Soe Tint, general secretary of the pagoda trustees, said on January 20, “It’s too early to fix prices because the lodges are still under construction.” The festival is set to start on February 13.

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Bombing victims seek justice

Victims of the Christmas Day bombing in Shan State that killed three people are demanding action from the local authorities. At a press conference in Mandalay on January 13, Ko Htet Paing said the truck he uses for cross-border trade with China was seriously damaged in the blast, when six bombs detonated in a warehouse at the Chinshwehaw border trading centre. A seventh device failed to explode.

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Workers strike over wage demands

More than 12,000 striking workers from 30 Yangon factories gathered to protest their wages and working conditions.


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