Thursday, September 21, 2017

Communication law ‘likely to be reviewed’

An amendment to section 66(d) of the Communication Law has been discussed by the Assessment Commission of Legal Affairs and Special Issues and is likely to be reviewed, commission member and ruling NLD spokesperson U Win Htein said.

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Hluttaw wants national health insurance system

The Pyithu Hluttaw has urged the government to establish a nationwide health insurance system to reduce the rising healthcare expenses.

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More than 700 migrant households get provisions in Rakhine State

A total of 724 Rakhine households who arrived from Bangladesh received rice, food and cash, the Amyotha Hluttaw session was told on Monday

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Territorial sea law needs input

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meeting was told that Myanmar’s Territorial Sea and Sea Zones Bill needs to be refined before a final draft can be tabled.

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State Counsellor to meet Canadian PM

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to Canada this week to consult with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on constitutional reforms, his office announced on June 2.

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NLD CEC meeting focuses on return of lands

The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the National League for Democracy (NLD) met at Sibin guest house in Nay Pyi Taw on Sunday to discuss the return of acquired lands, secretary U Win Htein said.

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Water Bill debate draws mixed reaction

A debate on the Water and Dam Tax Bill that was tabled at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw drew both criticisms as well as suggestions on ways to amend it to give it wider force.

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Budget for rural development reduced to 10pc this year

The budget for rural road and bridge construction approved for this 2017-18 fiscal year was barely 10 percent of last year’s, said Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Dr Aung Thu.

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Nyaung-U free from elephantiasis

Nyaung-U township in Mandalay Region has been declared an elephantiasis-free area during the last week of May after inspections were made and residents complied with recommended procedures, said Dr Tint Wai from Vector Borne Diseases Control Program (Mandalay).

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Coming soon: New cinema in Loikaw

The first spanking new and classy and modern cinema is to be built in Loikaw, Kayah State.

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