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MPC denounces Yangon regional government’s charge against three senior journalists of Weekly Eleven

 
Myanmar Press Council (MPC) issued a statement on October 11, saying it strongly denounced Yangon regional government’s charge against three senior journalists of the Weekly Eleven News Journal and Yangon regional government needed to lodge a complaint to the press council first.
 

Container truck drivers stage protest on Strand Road

Container truck drivers staged a protest along Strand Road in Kyimyindine Township, Yangon, at about 8 pm on Wednesday causing a massive traffic blockage.
The protest came after traffic police stopped some container trucks from using the road beyond prescribed period. 

BPI medicines worth over K36 bn sold last fiscal year

K36.942 billion worth's of BPI medicines were sold in 2017-2018 fiscal year with most purchased from the Ministry of Health and Sports, according to Myanma Pharmaceutical Industries. 

59% of deaths in Myanmar related to smoking, tobacco consumption

In Myanmar 59 percent of people who die results from diseases related to smoking and consumption of tobacco products, said Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe.

Aung San Suu Kyi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe meet Mekong region football presidents and U-17 footballers

Caption-State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi had a group photo taken together with Japanese PM H.E Shinzō Abe, ASEAN Prime Ministers in Mekong region, football presidents and U-17 captains. (MFF)
 
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and ASEAN Prime Ministers in Mekong region held a cordial meeting with the presidents, vice-presidents and general secretaries of football federations of Myanmar, Thailand, Lao, Cambodia and Vietnam and U-17 captains and exchanged greetings in Tokyo, Japan.
 

Yangon regional govt sues chief editor, in-charge editor and chief reporter of Weekly Eleven Journal

 
Yangon regional government sued chief editor Kyaw Zaw Lin, editor in-charge Na Yi Min and chief reporter Phyo Wai under Section 505 (b) on October 10.
 
The Weekly Eleven Journal issued on October 8 carried the article about “Closure of unprofitable filling stations, school buses with unknown borrower and public shares with individual names” written by Phyo Wai. 
 

MP Kyaw Zeya to testify as defendant witness in the case against EMG journalists

 

Regional MP Kyaw Zeya representing Dagon Township Constituency-2 will appear in court as defendant witness in the case against three journalists from the Weekly Eleven Journal, who have been sued by Yangon region government under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code, according to the news coverage by Yangon Khit Thit Media on October 10.

The ongoing use of repressive and outdated legislation to suppress and control media has a detrimental impact on democracy and press freedom: IFJ

 

The ongoing use of repressive and outdated legislation to suppress and control the media is having a detrimental impact on Myanmar’s democracy and freedom of the press, according to a statement by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

The IFJ released this statement after the police arrested the chief editor of the Weekly Eleven Journal, the editor-in-charge and the chief reporter on October 10.

12-wheeled truck laden with hundreds of illegal jade stones seized in Kyaukme

A 12-wheeled truck carrying jade stones was stopped and seized in Kyaukme town of Shan State (North) at about 7 am on Tuesday, but some members of the public have questioned how such

Ruby-like chippings found scattered on Mudon road

Red-coloured small stones assumed to be rubies were found scattered on both sides of Mudon-Thanphyuzayat Road in Hneepadaw Village, Mudon Township, Mon State, according to local sour