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Drawing up of real-estate services law seeks to regulate the market

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Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, September 13 – a piece of legislation concerning real-estate services will be drawn up and presented to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the Myanmar Real Estate Services Association (MRESA) has informed Myitmakha News Agency. “This matter, of drawing up legislation and submitting it to parliament, has been reviewed and accepted by the Commission of Assessment of Legal Affairs …

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Over K40 million in fines handed down to Bago’s undisciplined drivers

Myitmakha News Agency Bago, September 13 – over K40 million in road fines have been handed down to undisciplined drivers in Bago Region this August, the region’s Traffic Police Department told Myitmakha News Agency. The department reportedly cites a lack of public knowledge towards the new Motor Vehicle Law as the rationale behind daily violations of the law by drivers …

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Eighty-five percent of Hakha residents consumers of alcohol

Myitmakha News Agency Hakha, September 13 – eighty-five percent of residents from Hakha, the Chin State capital, either consume alcohol or use drugs, a survey by the Chinland Research Initiative has revealed. The survey was reportedly conducted at total of 219 households in the town, which straddles a wind-swept mountain ridge in the heart of the state. According to the …

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Over 100 drug addicts from Myiek Archipelago to be given rehab

Myitmakha News Agency Dawei, August 26 – in the lead up to the opening of a drug rehabilitation centre in the region, the Tanintharyi Region Police Department has revealed that they have compiled a list of over a hundred names of drug users within Myeik district and the archipelagic Kyunsu Township that desire to quit their addiction. “A list of …

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Tanintharyi bus operators failing their passengers

Myitmakha News Agency Dawei, August 23 – few bus operates which run services within southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region, and to destinations in other parts of the country, offer life insurance to their passengers, states U Win Soe, chair of the Dawei district Supervisory Committee for Private Vehicles. “[Bus operators] in other regions have been providing life insurance for a long …

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Koh Tao murder trail appeal to be prolonged for another year, says MWRN

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, August 22 – the two Burmese migrant workers, handed down the death penalty after being found guilty of the Kao Tao murders, will reportedly have to wait in limbo for at least another 12months before a final decision will be made on an appeal submitted by their legal team, according the Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) …

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Thaton’s roads marred by high death toll

Myitmakha News Agency Thaton, August 4 – the death toll from traffic accidents within the Mon State district of Thaton between January – July this year exceeds 120 individuals, according to the district’s Office of Traffic Police. Of the 255 traffic accidents which befell the district during the six-month period, 123 lost their lives and 431 individuals sustained injuries. Deputy …

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Police ramp up efforts to curb motorcycle theft in Mandalay

  Myitmakha News Agency Mandalay, July 18 – in a bid to tackle a rise in motorcycle theft in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest urban center and former Royal capital, police have expressed they will be scrutinizing those with previous convictions for stealing motorcycles, cross referencing them with current traders. “We’re currently monitoring areas where motorcycles are bought and sold as …

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Dawei sees spark in crime

  Myitmakha News Agency Dawei, July 15 – the months of June and July within Myanmar’s southern Tanintharyi Region town of Dawei have proven the highest volume of muggings and burglaries, according to local residents. Previous years reportedly saw such crimes committed on an occasional basis, with the previous couple of months seeing a decided increase in such instances of …

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