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Yangon Hluttaw kept in the dark over projects of regional government

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, September 9 – Hluttaw committees are planning to summon civil servants from regional government to explain why the media appear to be the only people privy to projects being implemented within Yangon Region by local government, said U Than Naing Oo, Yangon Regional Hluttaw MP for Pabedan Township Constituency 1. “The media community is told what …

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Over 200 farmers take to the streets in Pyin U Lwin

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Myitmakha News Agency Pyin U Lwin, August 26 – over 200 hundred farmers marched on downtown Pyin U Lwin on the morning of August 26 protesting against the unlawful prosecution of their counterparts from Htonebo, Moechopyitsanpya and Minteh villages by local authorities, and calling on central government to take legal action against local judicial organizations for hiding behind the law. …

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Myanmar’s tax evading actors are hurting the film industry

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, August 24 – famous Myanmar motion picture director, Wine, has stated that government financial support for the country’s film industry is lacking as previous erstwhile administrations failed to tax those in the industry. “In order to entreat the government to financial support the film industry, how much should we pay them? Only after making our own …

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Owners of school ferry which sank killing four have license revoked, legal case mounted

Myitmakha News Agency Sittwe, August 23 – the owners of a ferry which fatally sank whilst transporting children to school in Rakhine State’s Yathedaung Township have had their licensed revoked and a legal case mounted against them, according to U Thet Htun, the head of the Rakhine State Development Committee. “Their activities weren’t in accordance with our regulations. That’s why …

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Trade of unlicensed Thai-imports shift up a gear in Myawady

Myitmakha News Agency Hpa-an, August 22 – unlicensed cars imported from Thailand into the Myanmar border town of Myawady are reportedly selling well, according to local car traders. “[Trade at] the Kanku Car Sales Depot is doing better [than normal]. The state of the cars is as to be expected: some are replete, while some are lacking parts – it’s …

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MoH clamps down on unlicensed “outbound” tour operators

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, August 19 – the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has announced they will take legal action against unlicensed tour operators which offer “outbound” travel services if a complaint is made with sufficient evidence. The ministry has toughened its stance on such unlicensed operators starting from this August, whereby tour companies operating outside the fringes of the …

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Talks held over opening of drug rehabilitation centers in Myeik Archipelago

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, August 16 – the potential establishing of rehabilitation centers within Tanintharyi Region’s Kyunsu Township, which covers the Myeik Archipelago, to treat drug addicts wishing to quit their addiction, was reportedly discussed by regional Hluttaw MP Dr Htoo Nay Aung and healthcare staff at the Myiek district general hospital on August 15. After proposing the initiative during …

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Kachin State’s fish farms languish as farmers not issued with official licenses

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, August 15 – Kachin State’s Fishery Federation has stated that it will call upon the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation for Kachin State to provide official licenses for fish farms instead of temporary licenses. Sources of Kachin State’s Fishery Federation said that they would submit their application to the authorities concerned this August as they …

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Mandalay hotels to be issued licenses within a week: MoHT

Myitmakha News Agency Mandalay, August 3 – it’s good news for newly established hotels in Mandalay as the region’s Department of Hotels and Tourism has announced it will issue hotel licenses within the next week. “Once all supporting documents of newly built hotels have been verified, licenses will be granted within seven days. However, some [hotels] could be omitted from …

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Japan-funded vehicle inspection system road blocked by absence of by-laws

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, August 2 – despite securing Japanese financial assistance to mechanicalize vehicle inspection protocol of the Road Transportation Administration Department, the Pyithu Hluttaw Transport, Communication and Construction Committee has announced the absence of motor vehicle by-laws is hindering the process. “The current method of vehicle inspection poses great danger as it is conducted in person by department …

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