Monday, August 21, 2017

Mandalay vendors pledge not to sell dyed bamboo shoots

Mandalay vendors have pledged not to sell dyed bamboo shoots, amid concerns about the ill effects of dyed vegetables on human health, a Mandalay City Development Council (MCDC) official said.

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Police hunt down two suspects in attempted money changer heist

Police have launched manhunt against two suspects who attempted to hold up a currency exchange shop in front of 9th Mile Ocean Center in Pyay Road in Mayangone township three days ago, the town police chief said Sunday.

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ASEAN takes united stand on North Korea

ASEAN foreign ministers issued the strongest joint statement ever, expressing “grave concerns” over North Korea’s continued missile tests.

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Maungdaw Commission urges government to act fast on Rakhine issue

The Maungdaw Investigation Commission on Sunday called on the government to take urgent actions and implement a long-term plan to address the Rakhine situation.

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Government to conduct livestock census in January

The government will conduct a national-level livestock census in January of next year, said Dr Toe Min Tun, an official from the ministry of agriculture, livestock and irrigation.

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Sit-in protesters sued under section 505(b)

Five laymen and eight monks, who led a sit-in protest camp in Mandalay, have been charged under Section 505 of the Penal Code for conducing public mischief, Mandalay Region authorities said.

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Hundreds flee homes in Buthidaung, Rathedaung over attacks

Hundreds of residents in Buthidaung and Rathedaung have fled their homes due to the violent attacks by Bengalis on August 3, according to Rathedaung State Hluttaw MP U Oo Than Naing.

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Mandalay invites open tender for crematory, cleaning equipment

The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) Cleansing Department has invited open tender for cleaning materials the city would need next year.

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Indian army to provide UN peacekeeping training to Myanmar

As part of training exchange program, the Indian Army has committed to send two Mobile Training Teams to train personnel of the Myanmar Army every year, for a total of five years. Towards this end, the UN Peacekeeping Course, a training cooperation between the Indian Armed Forces and Myanmar Armed Forces commenced Thursday at Nay Pyi Taw.

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FDA to continue anti-fake drug campaign

Health officials said that the awareness program for safe foods, drugs and cosmetics which the department piloted in 600 villages in May, would be extended until year-end.

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