Monday, September 25, 2017

China Red Cross provides $100,000 emergency relief

The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) has provided US$100,000 (K136.4 million) to its counterpart in Myanmar for emergency flood relief, according to Chinese embassy in Yangon.

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Former outspoken MP establishes political school

A former outspoken member of parliament has established a political school for individuals interested in the art and science of law and politics.

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Newspaper editor accuses authorities of not respecting News Media Law

An editor of a daily newspaper accused the government of not respecting the News Media Law, which was passed by the Hluttaw and signed by the president, as it has been prosecuting journalists under the penal code without going through the proper procedures.

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Students protest against unfair appointing system

Hundreds of students from education universities in Yangon and Sagaing Regions on Sunday took to the streets to protest against unfair system of appointing teachers and called on the education ministry to come up with an employment framework to ensure transparency.

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Government to launch campaign to understand life in conflict areas

The Ministry of Information will launch a campaign to raise the awareness of the general public about how it is to live in conflict areas, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said.

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Rakhine NLD demands security for the people

Rakhine National League for Democracy (NLD) called on the Union Government and Rakhine State Government to provide effective security for the people from northern Rakhine.

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Chicken consumption drops 20pc in Mandalay

Chicken consumption has dropped 20pc in Mandalay Region and it has been affecting poultry businessmen although there is no link between H1N1 seasonal flu and chickens according to Mandalay Region Livestock Breeding Federation chair Dr. Kyaw Htin.

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Young monks urge tighter security in Maungdaw

A young monk’s organization on Monday urged the government to implement tighter security measures in Maungdaw to prevent conflicts in the area, adding that they will launch a protest “soon” to dramatise their demands.

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Seeds sold at agricultural shops to be inspected

The sale of seeds will be controlled more tightly in Mandalay, warned the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation on August 1.

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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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