Thursday, September 21, 2017

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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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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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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Minister warns sick people against riding in public buses

The Union Minister for Ministry of Health and Sports has warned sick people against taking public buses as these are one of the places where H1N1 virus can spread easily.

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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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Ministry to hold chicken meat feast today in Nay Pyi Taw

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation will host a chicken meat feast in Nay Pyi Taw on August 4 to encourage people to eat chicken meat and eggs in a bid to dispel fears about being infected with H5N1 or H1N1, a senior official said Thursday.

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Amyotha Hluttaw amends Telecommunications Law, but contentious section 66(d) survives

The Amyotha Hluttaw passed the bill amending the Telecommunications Law as revised by the Bill Committee on Wednesday but took no action on calls to abolish the controversial section 66(d), said Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than.

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Parliament rejects e-lottery bill

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has rejected the government-proposed Aungbarlay Lottery Bill which hopes to introduce e-lottery and provisions that would allow private-government partnership in lottery operations.

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54th Gem Emporium expected to gross €500 million

The 54th Gem Emporium is expected to bring in €500 million (K805.04 billion) because some high-quality jade is on sale, Myanmar Gem Enterprise Director U Ye Htut said.

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