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High costs deter oil drilling

Despite rising oil prices, explorers are unwilling to dig another well in Minhla Township, Magway Region, due to high production costs

Bago houses lost in landslide

Over 200 houses of the Mamauk village in Bago Region have been lost in a landslide triggered by 

FDA to prosecute for poor food labelling

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will take action against food products that fail to describe essential information from 

Thais detain over 350 migrants in Mae Sot

The Thai authorities have detained over 350 Myanmar migrant workers in Mae Sot for having incomplete documentation in a crackdown since May 14, according to aid groups.

FDA conducts Yangon market surveillance

 

23 houses burn in Pauktaw

A fire at a fuel shop at Shwepyitan 

Monsoon enters southern part

The monsoon has hit southern Myanmar and many regions, including Yangon, can expect heavy rain, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.

Hla Htun, deputy director at the department, said: “The monsoon entered the southern parts on May 15. It entered after May 20 last year. This year it is timely. The rest of the country will get the monsoon around May 20.”

Yangon, Taninthayi, Mon, Shan and Kayin will have the rain on May 18.

Two die in Muse house fire

A house next to a KBZ bank branch burned down in Muse, north Shan State, overnight on May 17, killing the owner, the elder sister of the bank's former vice-president Dr Sai Mauk Kham, and h

Four scavengers shot dead at jade mine

Fighting broke out between scavengers searching for jade and security guards from Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited

Illegal machinery boosts jade extraction: NGO

Jade mining in K