Monday, September 25, 2017

20 political parties urge govt to act on Rakhine issue

Twenty political parties on Monday met and signed an open letter calling on the government to use the country’s counter-terrorism law to stem the rising violence in Rakhine state.

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No let up in H1N1 infection in Myanmar

Five new patients were confirmed with H1N1 but there were no reported deaths during the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Sports said on Monday.

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Government to open vocational training schools for dropouts in Yangon

The Yangon government and the Ministry of Education will start collaboration in running vocational training schools in the region to help youth dropouts find gainful employment, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said.

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Mandalay garbage collection services losing money

The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) Cleaning Department has sought cooperation of other agencies in its crackdown against beggars, a department official said on Monday.

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MCDC seeks help in crackdown against beggars

The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) Cleaning Department has sought cooperation of other agencies in its crackdown against beggars, a department official said on Monday.

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FDA shuts down seven drinking water factories in Yangon

Seven drinking water factories were shut down in Yangon last week for violations of government rules, the region’s Department of Food and Drug Administration said.

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Socio-economic surveys to be conducted in Rakhine camps

A socio-economic development survey will be conducted in the camps opened by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Rescue and Resettlement and villages in Rakhine State at the end of August, according to Minister Win Myat Aye.

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Myanmar National Human Rights Commission checks prisons

The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) conducted inspections in the northern Shan State to determine the conditions of the inmates and find out about their concerns, a commission member said.

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Five gold shops in Mandalay punished

Five gold shops in Mandalay were slapped with fines for not collecting stamp duties in the jewelry they sold, an official of the Mandalay Region International Revenue Department said.

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Magazine takes lead in organising Myanmar Car of the Year awards

A local magazine organised the Myanmar Car of the Year (MCOTY) awards to recognise the most outstanding cars available on the local market, a spokesman for the paper said.

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