Thursday, August 17, 2017

Over 200,000 people displaced by floods

Over 200,000 people were displaced in floods brought about by monsoon rains in various parts of the country, the rescue and resettlement department said Thursday.

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MOE abolishes rules curtailing student participation in political activities

The Ministry of Education has cancelled all rules that curtailed the participation of students in political activities beginning coming school year, a senior official told The Myanmar Times on Thursday.

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Arakanese young monks to hold protests across Rakhine on Sunday

Arakanese Young Monk Association (for maintaining discipline and welfare to the people) on Thursday sought permission from the Rakhine State government to hold protests throughout the state on the weekend, said the association’s patron Sayadaw U Dhammika.

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66(d) necessary to prevent more crime: Pyithu Hluttaw MP

The controversial Telecommunications section 66(d) is necessary to prevent people from committing more crimes and cannot be fully abolished, U Tun Tun Hein, chair of Bill Committee and Pyithu Hluttaw MP from Naung Cho township, said on Thursday.

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Two suspected KIAs killed in landmine explosion: Tatmadaw

Two suspected members of the ethnic armed group Kachin Independence Army (KIA) were killed in a landmine explosion in Mogaung township on August 9, the Tatmadaw said in a statement.

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Tax exemptions on diamonds, emeralds and gold approved

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw agreed on Tuesday to stop levying special commodity tax on diamonds and emeralds, as well as commercial tax on gold nuggets.

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All schools reopen in Dawei after H5N1 outbreak

All of the schools in Dawei district in Tanintharyi Region were re-opened Tuesday after two weeks of closure due to the outbreak of H5N1, according to the Tanintharyi Regional Education Office.

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Commander-in-chief meets ANP legislators

Commander-in-chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on Wednesday met with seven Pyidaungsu Hluttaw MPs from Arakan National Party (ANP) to discuss the Rakhine situation, Myabon constituency MP U Pe Than said.

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H1N1 death toll rises to 19: ministry

Two more H1N1 infected people have died during the past two days, pushing the death toll in the deadly influenza outbreak to 19, the Ministry of Health and Sports said Wednesday.

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UNFC, peace panel talks about role of ceasefire monitors

The International observers’ role in the ceasefire monitoring, implementation and coordination of the ceasefire agreements will be negotiated by United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) and government’s Peace Commission (PC) at the meeting that kicked off Wednesday in Yangon.

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