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Nay Pyi Taw locomotive factory and Myitnge carriage factory to open soon

 

President and departmental officials complained of surgical instrument left in stomach

The Health Department has begun launching an investigation into the complaint lodged by the family of the patient about the patient that is suffering illness for many years due to surgical instrument left in the stomach.
 
In connection with the case, the family of the patient complained the president and departmental officials of this matter. One month later, the Divisional Medical Treatment Department made an inspection visit to Hinthada People’s Hospital.

Charges pressed against Dr Aye Maung and writer Wai Hin Aung

The Sittwe District Court decided to press charges against Dr Aye Maung and writer Wai Hin Aung under Section 122 (1) of high treason and Section 505 (b) of Penal Code (conducting public mischief) on September 10. 
 

Rumours surfaced that 19 SSPP members were killed in a dispute

Rumours spread that 19 members of Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP) were killed by their own comrades for disobedience, according to locals.

More hot-air balloons at this year Taunggyi balloon festival

There are more hot air balloons for this year’s famous Taunggyi balloon festival compared to last year according to Dr. Than Win, chairman of Hot-air balloons association and member of organizing committee for hot-air balloons festival.

For setting the date of the festival in 2018, a meeting will be convened on September 23 and Kanbawza Bank will be participating with 4 hot-air balloons of their own. Therefore, spectators will get to enjoy more balloons  this year.

Taninthayi Township starts rehabilitation activities

MYEIK- Rehabilitation activities have been carried out as the Taninthayi River’s water level decreased below the danger level and schools have reopened.
 
The Tanintharyi Region and its surrounding villages suffered four times from Tanintharyi River floods during a two months period. Some low lying areas of towns and villages were flooded when Tanintharyi River swelled beyond danger levels in second week of July.
 
There were over 20,000 flood victims.
 

Protest against ration support to Bengali terrorists held in Maungdaw

KITSAPA- Maungdaw residents yesterday staged a protest against Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) and ICRC ‘s program of supporting ration to the  Bengali terrorists who left from Myanmar after denouncing the government.
 

Tourism is the biggest challenge for NLD to maintain power in 2020: Yangon Karen Ethnic Affairs Minister

 

Tourism is the biggest challenge for the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) to maintain its power in 2020, said Naw Pan Thinzar Myo, Yangon Region Minister for Karen Ethnic Affairs, at a talk titled “the future of smokeless factories”.

Inle Lake becomes fifth Ramsar site in Myanmar

 

Inle Lake in Nyaungshwe Township in Shan State has been designated as Myanmar’s fifth Ramsar site, said Nyaungshwe Township MP.

Shan State Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation nominated Inle Lake as the Ramsar Site.

Townships in Yangon to become tobacco-free in five years

 

Efforts are being made to turn townships in Yangon municipal area into tobacco-free zones in the coming five years, said Dr Than Sein, chair of Public Health Foundation.

“Our move is not to take actions against smokers. Smoking will be not allowed in the prohibited areas. Now there are 114 tobacco-free areas. About 75 per cent of those areas are allegedly said to abide by the law. We must study whether the public really follow it or not.”