Friday, August 18, 2017

A new department to be formed under Ministry of Construction

The government will establish a new agency called the Department of Rural Development, under the Ministry of Construction (MOC), to implement road construction projects, a senior construction ministry official said Wednesday.

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Government needs to better inform the people

Last weekend, nearly 500 representatives of government agencies, politicians, educators, media members, grassroots organisers and ethnic minorities gathered for a three-day forum to assess Myanmar’s democratic transition in Nay Pyi Taw.

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MP wants to use label ‘Bengali terrorists’ in Rakhine

Bengalis that are involved in acts of terror in Rakhine State should be labeled as “Bengali terrorists”, a Tatmadaw MP Lieutenant Colonel Ye Naing Oo proposed on Wednesday at the Amyotha Hluttaw Meeting.

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Checking defence spending not our job, says Auditor General

The Union Auditor General Office does not audit defence expenditures as it is under the Controller of Military Accounts, Union Auditor General U Maw Than told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Tuesday.

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Tatmadaw to continue clearing out illegal mines in Tanai and Hpakant

The Tatmadaw needs to continue military operations in Tanai and Hpakant in Kachin State to bring peace, order and stability in the area and put an end to illegal amber and gold mining, according to a proposal of three Tatmadaw MPs to the Pyithu Hluttaw.

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Government plans to arm foresters to fight smugglers, illegal hunters

The government is planning for arming the foresters to ensure their safety against smugglers and illegal hunters who attacked them, Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Minister U Ohn Win said.

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to ASEAN: People’s support needed

On the eve of 50th anniversary of ASEAN, State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said that a viable ASEAN Community would need people’s support.

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Tatmadaw involved in politics ‘to help government’

Tatmadaw’s involvement in politics is just to help the government, Colonel Aung Myint Oo, Head of local and international relation department, National Defence College (NDC), said Sunday.

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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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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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