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Wife of convicted Reuters reporter Wa Lone distressed by State Counsellor's remark

The wife of one of the two Reuters reporters, who were recently sentenced to seven years in prison for violating the state secrets act, has expressed her sorrow at the remark of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi that the two reporters breached the state official secrets.

Over half of the schools closed in Bago floods reopen

A total of 447 out of 772 schools, closed temporarily in Bago region due to floods, are reopened by September 4, according to office of education head o

Locomotive factory construction in Nay Pyi Taw to finish in December

The construction of the locomotive factory in Nay Pyi Taw will be finalized by the end of this year, according to Ministry of Transportation and Communi

UMFCCI and IFC signed MOU on food safety

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, signed an agreement with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) to help food sector companies address and improve food safety practices.

MP raises question over the NPE’s loss

Lower House MP Aye Mya Mya Myo representing Kyauktan Constituency questioned why the New Periodicals Enterprise (NPE) is running at a loss despite the NPE gaining the majority of market share and advertising share, at the session of Union parliament on September 4.

Swachaung spillway breach damages cost over Ks1,200 million

 

Floods caused by the collapse of a spillway of Swaschaung dam in Yedashae Township, Bago region, damaged more than 380 houses and resulting in a loss of Ks1,279 million.

Min Naing Aung, Yedashae Township Administrator, said: “Four people died and two others are still missing. The township did not suffer the huge losses as the authority could make timely and rapid response and the disaster occurred during day time, in the afternoon.

Foodstuffs exempt from import licence now under post market surveillance

The Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has exempted 1,008 items of foodstuffs considered to be least harmful from having to apply for import licence, and those products are under post market surveillance before being ava

Over 200 Great Wall Factory workers in Sagaing demand pay rise

More than 200 workers from Great Wall Factory in Htigyaing Township, Katha District, Sagaing Region, have reportedly started a peaceful worksite protest demanding increase salaries.

Jailing two Reuters journalists undermines press freedom and judicial independence

 
The embassy of the United States of America to Myanmar issued a statement on conviction of two Reuters journalists—Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.
 
The U.S embassy said in its statement that the case raises serious concerns about rule of law and judicial independence, calling on the government to release the pair immediately, to end the arbitrary prosecution of journalists doing their jobs.
 

Authorities relocate West Thiri villagers in fear of riverbank erosion