Thursday, September 21, 2017

Heroin worth K100m seized, three women arrested

Herion was seized from three women who were about to take a China Air flight to Taipei and they were charged under the Narcotic Drugs Law, said a police officer from Mingaladon police station on Wednesday.

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Drug safety policy by year end

The government will introduce the first National Drug Safety Policy by the end of this year – a crucial step to stem the rampant counterfeit drugs flooding the market and to protect consumers.

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Myanmar’s resources fine but fast disappearing

Myanmar is among the few countries in the world whose natural resources exceed the requirements of its citizens, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said Wednesday, but it raised the alarm over deforestation, which is among the highest in the world.

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Workers seek minimum wage hike amid delay in government review

Workers in the country are seeking an increase in the minimum wage amid a rise in the prices of basic commodities and services as the government review of the current wage faces delays.

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H1N1 toll rises to 13, with 99 confirmed infections

The death toll from the H1N1 outbreak rose to 13, the Ministry of Health and Sports said Wednesday, adding that a total of 99 infections from the disease were confirmed, including a medical doctor and his wife.

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Circular railway upgrade project to start in October

The upgrading of the Circular railway is going to start in October 2017 said Myanma Railway deputy general manager U Zaw Lwin, as part of the governent’s efforts to improve public transportation.

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Demolition of house suspected mosque to be probed

The Mandalay government will form a team to investigate the demolition of a two-storey building in Kyaukpadaung township on suspicion of being a mosque, a regional official said.

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Union to appeal expulsion of student over Facebook postings

The Chin Student Union of Myanmar will appeal the expulsion of a college student over postings in his Facebook account criticizing the military and the government.

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FDA sues 25 pharmacies for selling fake medical products

The Department of Food and Drug Administration filed a total of 25 cases against pharmacies caught selling substandard, falsified and illegal medical products during the first half of the year, the agency’s director general said.

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Ceremony in Yangon honours 1971 heroes of Coco Island

The 46th ceremony to honour eight political prisoners who died during a hunger strike in 1971 at Coco Island prison was held on Monday by former prisoners in Yangon.

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