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More flood relief camps opened in Hpa-an

Authorities have opened more flood relief camps in

Landslides make obstacles for locals to travel in Dawei-Htikhee road

 

Kayah people report environmental impacts, human rights violations resulting from mining

Local residents launched a report about environmental impacts and human rights violations stemming from mining in Kayah (Karanni) State at Orchid Hotel in Yangon on August 17.

Funeral of Ma Mee Mee, 88 Generation Student, held in Yayway cemetery

The funeral service of Ma Mee Mee was held at Yayway cemetery on August 17 afternoon.

The funeral wake was attended by 88 Generation Peace and Open Society members, students from various generations, politicians from various political parties and political activists.

Messages and condolences were sent from embassies, political parties were read and wreaths were laid in honor of her memory.

20 passengers injured in highway car accident

 

A total of 20 passengers were injured in a car accident near Milepost-100 on Yangon-Mandalay Highway on August 17, according to the 115th mile Highway Police.

A police officer from Highway Police said: “An express bus carrying 27 passengers overturned due to a slip. There are no casualties from the accident. The injured have been sent to the Phyu Hospital.”

More than 120 wild elephants killed in 8.6 years

 

Within 8.6 years, more than 120 wild elephants have been killed with 2017 seeing the highest wild elephant killing rate, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.

Northern Shan refugees urgently in need of blankets and nuts

More than 1,000 war refugees from Namtu and Hsibaw Townships, northern Shan State, are in need of blankets and nuts, say those volunteering to help the war refugees.
 
As there is chaos, confusion and tension over the armed groups between Panlon village in Hsibaw Township and Mongmu village in Namtu Township, skirmishes are likely to break out again at any time.
 

If defence minister is elected, land grabbing will be tackled in easier manner: Magway chief minister

Magway Region Chief Minister Dr Aung Moe Nyo said if the minister for defence was elected by the people, measures to solve land problems would become smoother and speedier.

Yangon hit by a moderately strong earthquake

 

Heavy rains may continue to occur in southern Myanmar: DMH

Southern areas of Myanmar may have heavy rains du