Monday, August 21, 2017

Speaker warns ministry about issuing of land-use certificates

The Department of Agricultural Farmland Management and Statistics, which issues land-use certificates to farmers, is not following proper procedures, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint warned the ministry that supervises the department.

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Activists facing prosecution appear in court

Nationalist activists facing prosecution for staging a sit-in protest and for calling on the NLD-led government to step down on Wednesday were brought to court for the first time.

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Ananda Pagoda renovation to be completed next year

The renovation of the famous Ananda Pagoda in Bagan is scheduled to be completed early next year, with 90 percent of the repair works already done, a senior official from the Mandalay’s archeology department said.

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Seven prisoners released early for acing exams

Seven prisoners who passed the matriculation exam with distinction in 2016-2017 academic year were given amnesty on Monday by the Myanmar President Office, according to U Min Tun Soe, deputy director and spokesperson for the Prisons Department.

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Ko Kyaw Myo Shwe arrested after court hearing

Ko Kyaw Myo Shwe, who filed a defamation case against Myanmar Now editor Ko Swe Win, was arrested after attenting a court hearing.

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The 88-Generation Peace and Open Society to mark Democracy Day next year

August 8 will be marked as the official Democracy Day during the 30th 88 Uprising memorial celebration next year, said Ko Mya Aye, a member of 88 Generation Peace and Open Society.

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Rakhine environmentalist among awardees of ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award

One Myanmar national was among 10 persons who received the ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award efforts to conserve and protect the environment, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity said.

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MP points out lack of details about defence spending

No details about defence spending which was increased by the request of the Ministry of Defence in 2015-16 fiscal year has been found, MP Daw Phyu Phyu Thin from Mingalar Taungnyunt township said in a meeting of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on August 8.

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Rakhine State to intensify security in Maungdaw

The government will increase deployment of security forces and will issue National Verification Cards in Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Yathetaung townships, as part of stepped up measures to curb violence in these areas, the Rakhine State government said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Concerns of local residents resolved at peace talk

Concerns of residents from Myay Taing Kan village in Wundwin township in Meikhtila district were satisfactorily resolved during the peace talk with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday.

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