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Stop taking the piss, Myanmar tells Thai border guards
Dec 11, 2017
Myanmar border officials have asked their Thai counterparts to stop conducting random drug tests on Myanmar nationals at the Tachileik-Mae Sai border crossing. The request was made during a Dec. 6 ... 27

Police begin investigating Tanintharyi Weekly Journal over satirical article
Dec 11, 2017
Police have begun investigating the Tanintharyi Weekly Journal, which is being sued by the deputy director of the Tanintharyi Region government over a satirical piece that some have interpreted as an ... 20

Coastal town land prices ‘skyrocket’ while locals move inland
Dec 11, 2017
Land prices at a coastal town in Rakhine State have risen to an “unprecedented level” over the past three years, according to local villagers. The Kyaukalatt village tract in Thandwe is famous am... 21

70th International Human Right Day celebrated
Dec 10, 2017
The 70th international Human Right Day celebration was held yesterday morning on 68th Street between 26th Street and 27th Street, Chanayethazan Township, Mandalay. Mandalay Region Chief Ministe... 31

New tour destination to be created between Inle Lake and Loikaw
Dec 10, 2017
A new tour on boat will be created between Loikaw, Kayah State and Inle Lake, Shan State in cooperation with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and inbound tour companies, according to a report ... 39

Dala-Twantay new town is first priority in Yangon development plan
Dec 10, 2017
Plans are underway to establish numerous projects, including Dala-Twantay new town, a new airport, a deep seaport and a special economic zone on Dala side, Thilawa side and Kungyangon’s adjacent are... 27

Employers reject workers’ call for higher minimum wage
Dec 10, 2017
Dr Khin Maung Aye, a central executive committee member of Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association, told the media that employers were only in a position to pay a daily minimum wage of between K4,00... 28

Yangon residents tour Russian destroyer
Dec 10, 2017
The visiting Russian destroyer, Admiral Panteleyev, the flagship of the Russian Pacific Ocean Fleet, proved a hit with many Yangon residents on December 9. The large anti-submarine ship arrived in My... 28

Mine explosion in Rakhine injures three soldiers
Dec 08, 2017
Thr ee mines exploded yesterday while a military convoy passed a road in Myaypon, Rakhine State, injuring three soldiers. The first two mines blasted when the convoy crossed the area and the thi... 51

Pyin Oo Lwin Elephant Camp to be opened soon
Dec 08, 2017
With a view to introducing the Elephant Camp for vacationers, arrangements for opening the conservation camp with six elephants by the end of December is underway, officials said. The elephant c... 63

Skeletons from possible ancient city exposed by riverbank erosion
Dec 08, 2017
Skeletons, urns containing pieces of bones, and the remains of a building were unearthed when the Samone River carried away a chunk of a riverbank in a Mandalay Region village on Tuesday. Advertiseme... 56

The fighting with SSA is misunderstanding says TNLA
Dec 08, 2017
They fought with forces of Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP/SSA) due to misunderstanding between them and now they has reached an agreement, said Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw, general secretary of Taaung... 50

Myanmar opium crop down by a quarter, except in conflict areas
Dec 07, 2017
A new UN survey says the total area of opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar dropped by 25 percent – from 136,000 acres to 101,300 acres – between 2015 and 2017. However, the drop has primarily been ... 69

Overheated solar batteries burn down Bago orphanage
Dec 07, 2017
A two-story charity school in a Bago Region village burned down on Tuesday afternoon, leaving several orphaned students who lived there in need of clothing and school supplies. The school, located ... 75

Minimum wage could be coming next May
Dec 07, 2017
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population is planning a December 23 forum that will include participation of a wide range of stakeholders as demanded by labour groups. The ministry is also co... 66

Ethnic groups clash in Namtu
Dec 07, 2017
The Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA), a member of the Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee (FPNCC), clashed with Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in ... 60

Number of housing savings account holders at CHDB exceeds 20,000
Dec 06, 2017
THE number of housing savings deposit account holders at Construction and Housing Development Bank (CHDB) currently reached more than 20,000, according to a report of the Myawady Daily. The CHD... 80

Myanmar prison food to improve in 2018
Dec 06, 2017
Inmates in Myanmar’s prisons can look forward to a better-fed new year, as the Correctional Department plans to nearly double their daily meal allowance starting from January 1. The current daily... 76

Yangon University’s Hlaing Campus reopens after 20 years
Dec 06, 2017
School is back in session this week at Yangon University’s Hlaing Campus, 20 years after the government closed it in response to political unrest. Over 1,000 students have started taking classes ... 84

Mandalay’s Taungthaman Lake receives fewer visitors
Dec 06, 2017
Although the number of tourists to the Taungthaman Lake in Mandalay Region is rising, the current figure is still smaller than that of the same period last year, sources say. The region’s famous ... 67

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