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Anti-corruption commission chair blames bribery in illicit trade for increasing corruption

Giving bribes in illegal trade helps increase corruption and disrupt the rule of law, said Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Aung Kyi.

The commission chairman made the remark during his opening speech at the Anti-Illicit Trade Forum held at M Gallery in Nay Pyi Taw on September 5.

"Some people give bribes in illicit trade without hesitation. That increases corruption and harm the rule of law," said Aung Kyi.

Illicit trade badly harms the health and security of public members and causes tax evasion, frauds, crimes and other administrative problems, he commented.

Authorities warn people lived in lower areas of the dams

People lived in lower areas of the dams, which authorities announced water are spilled out from their spillways, are needed to be careful of the floods, said Dr Aung Thu, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation during a press conference held at Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on September 5.

“We asked telephone numbers from the areas where floods may occur. We asked all telephone numbers from all villages. However people need to have awareness,” said the union minister.

Aunglan locals worry about landslide cause Byetgyi dam to lower

PYI- As landslide caused the Byetgyi dam to lower in Aunglan Township, Magway Region in the evening of August 2nd, locals are now moving to safer places and they were sleeping at the high places.
 
The Irrigation officer said that there was no worry about the dam slide.
 

Houses near Thanlwin River move to safer areas as Thanlwin River increases

Hpa Saung-As water level in Thanlwin River is increased again on morning of September 5, locals staying near the River had to move to safer places according to Hpa Saung residents.

“Thanlwin River water level is increasing per hour. There are 12 houses being flooded. Water entered to villages such as  Kyauk Pe Nyo, Kha Ma Phyu, Shan Wan Oung, and Hant Ku Kone. Rescue teams came to villages,” said Sai Hla Oo from Hpa Saung.

Papers written as No Trust on UN pinned on Lampposts

MANDALAY- Papers written as Myanmar and English languages as No Trust on UN and Government led by National League for Democracy (NLD) were pinned on the some lampposts in Mandalay, around 8pm of August 4th.
 
The papers written as “UN-Get Out”, “No need to interfere on Myanmar Local cause”, “No belief on NLD government”, “There is no Rohija native”, “Only illegal Bengali in Myanmar”, and “Myanmar’s history has to purify by brave blood”.
 

Construction of new Myaungmya Bridge may complete earlier than expected

Construction of new Myaungmya Bridge is now 48 percent completed and it will complete earlier than the scheduled period of April 2019.

Floods continue to occur in Hpa-an in Sept

 

Hpa-an – Continuous flooding is occurred in Hpa-an as water level in Thanlwin River reached nearly 900 centimeters in first week of September, sources said.

The water level in Thanlwin River is reached to 881 centimeters on September 5 and if more rain is poured down, it will be above 900 centimeters. The recorded water level in Thanlwin River was 938 centimeters on July 30, said locals.

Hswar Dam to restore water for summer paddy: irrigation minister

Hswar Dam, which inner wall of a spillway collapsed, will be restored water for summer paddy, said Dr Aung Thu, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation during a press conference held at Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on September 5.

“The ministry will repair the dam at the end of rainy season at first and our state leaders instructed to repair partially to provide enough water for summer paddy. They instructed us to repair it as much as we can,” said the union minister.

Authorities seize contraband goods in Thaton

 

Thaton – Authorities seized smuggled medicines and beer kegs at Kyarpan checkpoint in Duyinseik Village, Thaton Township on September 4, sources said.

Low pressure area occurs in northwest of Bay of Bengal

 

A low pressure area is occurred in northwest of Bay of Bengal, according to Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).

“We will have more rainfall due to the low pressure area. Middle areas of Myanmar will have rain from the monsoon rain,” said meteorologist Chit Kyaw.