Monday, September 25, 2017

China medical teams conduct free eye surgery in Yangon

The Yunnan People Foreign Friendly Association’s medical teams kicked off a free eye surgical treatment at Sitagu Shwe Pyi Hein Eye Hospital in Yangon on Saturday, the seventh time it was held in the country.

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Journalists decry Rakhine government discrimination

Rakhine-based journalists have asked the state government to give them equal opportunity to cover news in the region, the same as they give to national and foreign-based journalists.

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Three new prisons to open at end of 2017

Three new prisons, in Mohnyin in Kachin State, Daik-U in Bago Region, and Kyaikmaraw in Mon State, are expected to be opened at the end of the year to help relieve overcrowding at penitentiaries in the country, the Prison Department of Myanmar said.

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Defence chief vows to protect ethnic people and citizens

The Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services on Monday said protecting the ethnic people and the citizens are top priority of the Tatmadaw.

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Defence appeals to high court for Koh Tao murder duo

The defence lawyer for two Myanmar men sentenced to death in Thailand filed a final appeal to the Thai Supreme Court in Bangkok on Monday, nearly six months after an appeal was rejected by the District Court in Koh Samui, Thailand.

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TTF to send teacher survey on promotions to government

The Technological Teachers’ Federation (TTF) will send within the month to concerned government offices a survey of teachers who were aggrieved by the existing unfair promotion policy in the education ministry.

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Thailand okays 90-day visa-free stay for medical tourists from Myanmar

Thailand has approved 90-day visa free stay in the kingdom for medical tourists from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam (CLMV countries) and China, a Thai official informed the government on Thursday.

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Red Cross vows to protect civilians in conflict areas

The Myanmar Red Cross Society vowed to help protect civilians caught in the middle of armed conflict.

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Fortified rice to feed children in 51 nurseries

The Department of Social Welfare (DSW) and PATH, a non-governmental organisation, launched a nutrition program that will replace regular rice with fortified rice to feed children.

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Liquor licenses yet to be approved for hotels

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Ministry of Home Affairs Liquor and Tax Department, have yet to agree on the issuing a single liquor licenses for hoteliers.

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