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Minister alarmed at deforestation

Myanmar contains some of Asia’s largest forests but has been losing them at a rapid pace during the last two decades as logging companies meet the industrial demands for lumber. 

Rakhine hit by diarrhoea outbreak

Children in 10 villages in Ann Township in Rakhine State are reportedly being infected by diarrh

Flood warning for Sagaing and Chin

Meteorologist Tun Lwin has posted on Facebook that Chin State and upper Sagaing Region face torrential rain and flooding. 

Heavy rain has already hit Tiddim, Tonzan, Hakha and Falam in Chin State, Kalaymyo, Tamu, Kalay, Mawlaik, Homalin, Hkamti in Sagaing Region and Naga Self Administrative Zone’s Lashi, Lahe and Nangyun. 

Mother commits suicide with child

A mother, Aye Su Su Tun, 21, has committed suicide along with her seven-month-old child on April 21 by jumping into Mandalay’s Kyone around the palace.

They both died in the Aungmyaytearzan Township Kyone or moat which has been used for other suicides. They were Mandalay residents.

Rescuers sent their bodies to Mandalay Hospital.

“Her family life was said to be in bad shape. She went into the water to commit suicide along with her child, witnesses said,” said a resident.

Education ministry to ditch rote learning

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Girl killed by Kachin landmine

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1,000 logs seized during Thingyan

The Forestry Department says more than 1,000 illegally smuggled logs, including teak, padauk and tamalan 

Snakes seized at Yaypu checkpoint

According to Yaypu checkpoint authorities, two good hauls of illegal goods, including live snakes heading for China, were confiscated on April 20.

 

Several vehicles, some found to be unlicensed, were reportedly attempting to pass through early in the morning but were inspected at the checkpoint.

Newborn dumped in Monywa

According to the administration office of Ayetharyar Ward, Monywa, Sagaing Region, a newborn baby boy was abandoned along with Ks20,000 overnight.

 

On April 19 the baby was found at the western gates of the Shwe Thein Daw Gyi Monastery.

 

Mon chief vows Setse upgrades

According to Mon State Chief Minister Dr Aye Zan, the government will be improving Setse Beach to cater for more tourists.