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Embassy works to bring home over 2,000 migrant workers detained in Malaysia

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, August 12 – inspections are currently being made on a total of 2,294 migrant workers in 11 detention centers across Malaysia to allow the workers to be repatriated to Myanmar, the Ministry of Immigration and Population has announced. The workers are being checked as they have outstayed their time at the detention centers, with a second …

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CO21 will come to life after agreement signed by 55% of 190 countries

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, March 1 – according to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) held in Paris, France, implementation of climate change agenda can only begin after the agreement is signed by 55% of attended countries, according to Harjeet Singh, International Coordinator – Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Adaptation of Action Aid.The main topics of discussion at the conference of …

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Mawlamying and Fort Wayne sign sister city relationship agreement

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Myitmakha News Agency Mawlamying, February 5 – a sister city agreement between the Mon State capital of Mawlamying and the American Indiana State town of Fort Wayne was singed by representatives of both cities at the Mon State government office yesterday. Engagement and discussion for becoming sister cities began in 2012, according to U Ohn Myint, minister of Mon State.

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Myanmar wooden furniture to debut at ASEAN Furniture Show in Singapore

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Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, January 28 – seven companies from Myanmar will debut their wooden furniture, and other wooden handicrafts crafts, at the ASEAN Furniture Show which will be held in Singapore this coming March, according to the Myanmar Wood Based Furniture Association (WBFA). The ASEAN Furniture Show will be held in Singapore from March 9-12 and showcase wood based …

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Bitter sweet success of Ywangan coffee beans

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, January 22 – neighbouring China, who annually purchases around 240 tonnes of Ywangan coffee beans, will this year halt its mass purchasing due to a rise in the price of the bean, local coffee producers predict. The coffee beans from Ywangan township, located in the Danu self-administrated zone of Shan State, entered the world market this year with …

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JICA and MoE drawn up 2017 – 2018 first grade curriculum

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, January 22 – The aid wing of the Japanese government, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will work together with the Ministry of Education to draw up a first grade curriculum for the coming academic year of 2017-2018. Kindergarten will be taught with a new curriculum in this year of 2016-2017. As such, efforts are being made to …

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Thai police repatriate 30 Myanmar workers

Myitmakha News Agency Tachileik, January 22 – thirty workers from Myanmar arrested by Thai police for residing in the Kingdom illegally, or without sufficient documentation, have been repatriated to Myanmar. The aforementioned Myanmar nationals were repatriated to Myanmar on the afternoon of January 21 at the Friendship Bridge which boarders the northern Thai town of Mai Sai and the eastern Shan State town …

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Price of Malaysia work visa slashed for over 8,000 Myanmar workers

Malay Visa Cut

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, January 21 – the price of a Malaysia work visa has increased but the Ministry of Workers has agreed to grant the visa for over 8,000 workers at the previous price of $6. This decision was made after a three-way discussion was held on January 19, on the increase in the price of Malaysian visas for …

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Rice exports to China in 2015 fall short

Rice Export to china fell short

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, January 20 – a MOU was signed in March 2015 by both Myanmar and China for the official export of 100,000 tons of rice to the later, but only 3,000 tons of rice has managed to be exported according to the Myanmar Rice Federation. Rice started to be exported in June 2015 but a halt was put on …

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