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MP wants tobacco control law enforced

An MP told the Upper House on May 19 that the control of smoking and tobacco products consumption law needed enforcement.

Dr San Maung Maung from Bago Region argued that despite the existence of the law, few people followed it and the government had done little to enforce it.

Over 70,000 people die annually from diseases caused by smoking and consuming tobacco products and 90 per cent of cancers resulted from those habits, he added.

MP demands environmental protection

A Lower House MP submitted a proposal urging the government to urgently implement environmental protection projects in Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw and Pyin Oo Lwin and to extend other forest conservation projects.

Lighting kills Labutta man

Strong winds and heavy rains hit some villages in Labutta Township of Ayeyarwady Region yesterday evening, killing one, injuring another and damaging houses and religious buildings.

The disaster-hit villages are lower Sutku, Kanyin, Hlwasar, Baingdaunt, Kukko and Katanlay villages. Lighting killed a man in Katanlay. The storm destroyed 44 houses and damaged 130 houses in Kanyinkwin village. Officials have relocated victims at schools and monasteries.

Chinese fleet arrives on goodwill visit

A Chinese naval fleet has arrived in Yangon on a four-day goodwill visit three days after leaving 

Myanmar marks International Museum Day for first time

Myanmar celebrated International Museum Day at the National Museum in Nay Pyi Taw

Sagaing embankments under construction

The building of embankments along the banks of the Chindwin River in the villages of 

Mingala reconstruction to start by November

The burned down Mingalar Market in Mingalar Taung Nyunt will be replaced with a 15-floor mega market, with work due in November.

 

MPs and shop owners met at city hall for discussions with Yangon City Development Council on May 18.

Tin Oo in hospital after fall

Patron of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Tin Oo, 90, had reportedly regained consciousness following a serious case of concussion after a fall at his home.

 

6.4m in war zones: minister

About 6.4 million people are living in conflict areas, according to Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye during a workshop on

Indian border security tightened after blasts

The authorities have tightened security in Tamu in Sagaing Region on May 18 after series of bomb blasts on the Indian border from May 16, sources say.