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140 Rakhine refugees fail to return home amid fears for their security

Sittwe – More than 140 refugees from Maungdaw district are still taking shelter at Yadanar Beik Man monastery, but the state government has closed down a temporary refugee camp in Danyawaddy sports ground in Sittwe.
Some refugees from the monastery have already returned home, but the rest did not return because they felt about insecure and lacked confidence in security forces. Those remaining said they want to return home.

NLD’s central research secretary detained under Section 66 (d)

MYO YAN NAUNG THEIN, a secretary of central research for the National League for Democracy, has been detained under Section 66 (d) of the Telecommunications Law for defaming the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services. 
Myo Yan Naung Thein was accused of posting defamatory comments on Facebook about the Commander-in-Chief – Senior General Min Aung Hlaing – on October 14. He accused the top general of being “shameless”.

MP says region government should reconsider water taxi project

Yangon region government should reconsider the water taxi project, which is planned to ease traffic jams in the city, MP Yan Aung of No-2 Mingala Taungnyunt Constituency has said.
Yan Aung said he was glad the project would be implemented soon by Yangon Transport Authority but also concerned about infrastructure, because it is a large project.

People linked to former government fail to meet team checking land grants in Mandalay

Mandalay – Investigation has been undertaken into plots of land given in the period when power was set to transfer from the former government to the current government. But people linked to the former government declined to meet the investigation team in person. 

Jabs coat $30 per child: ministry

About US$30 has to be spent on administering 10 kinds of vaccines to a young child under Myanmar's regular vaccination project

Pyay rice farmers crushed by falling prices

Farmers in Pyay District of west Bago Region say that they cannot afford to pay off the government's agricultural loans because of falling rice prices and low demand. 

Couple held for wheels theft

A couple were arrested on November 3 for stealing car wheels in Yang

Jade mine loses 'millions' in raid

A jade mining company said it was attacked by a group of armed men and suspicions are high that it was related to the recent discovery of a 210-tonne jade stone.

Htin Kyaw visits Kayah farmers

According to sources, President Htin Kyaw visited Loikaw Township, Kayah State, to meet farmers.

Company sued for bulldozing hilltop

The Sagaing forestry department has pressed a charge against a company for bulldozing the Kamauk hill in Sagaing Township.

Nyunt Hlaing, head of the department, said: “The Kabar Myae Aung Company bulldozed the Kamauk hill. The owner said he had permission. I sued him under Section 40(c) of the Forest Law on July 20. He also pressed charges against me. The trial has yet to commence. The Minkun police issued a warrant for his arrest.”