300 workers fear for their lives, return from Malaysia

Hundreds of Myanmar workers have returned from Malaysia, citing fear for their lives.
Some migrant workers in Malaysia are returning home, saying they feel their lives are in danger due to the violence in Rakhin State.
Over 300 arrived at Myawady reception camp at about 7pm on October 11.
The returnees include many Rakhine nationals, with some from Ayeyawady and Bago regions. They
returned home with the help of brokers.

90% of factories lack sewage treatment: official

Ninety per cent of the country’s factories are running without a sewage treatment system, says the
deputy chairman of the Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association.
Sein Thaung shared the information with the media after an October 12 forum discussed reducing factory sewage.

Chinese developer to invest US$390m in Mandalay project

China’s Mandalay Boashang Myotha Development Co Ltd plans to invest US$390 million in the Myotha Garden town project that is being jointly developed by the Mandalay regional  government and Mandalay Myotha Industrial Development Public Co. Ltd. (MMID), sources said.
The project - near Myotha, in Nganzun township, Myingyan district - is being developed on  10,000 acres of farmland and pastures acquired in 14 villages since 2012.
“The Mandalay Boashang Myotha Development company will invest US$390 million in the project,” said Aung Win Khaing, chairman of MMID.

Heavy rain causes flooding in Mandalay

Mandalay – Heavy rain has caused flooding of main roads and residential areas in Mandalay, and breaking a 70-year rainfall record, sources said.
Two days of continuous rainfall had submerged main roads, including 30th Street, 73rd Street, 35th Street, Theikpan street, 62nd Street, 86th Street and roads located beside the Shwe Tachaung ditch and wards.
Transportation is difficult to access as main roads are submerged.

Illicit dumping of wastewater in alleys threatens health: YCDC


State Counselor gives televised speech


State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi gave a speech to the nation which was broadcast live by local TV statio MRTV on the evening of October 12.

The speech, meant mainly as an update regarding the much conflicted Rakhine State, started off with her offer of thanks to the public for the support and solidarity during these troubled times.

Kyaw Ko Ko’s late goal earns Myanmar a point

Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan drew 2-2 at Thuwana Stadium in their Asian Cup qualifier group stage on October 10.

Fresh doctors to receive on-job training

Fresh medical graduates will be offered practical medical training while working at general hospitals, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.

Rakine Chief Minister promises new homes for Mro, Hindu village


Farmers ‘hurt’ by unfair land seizures

Natives to Kyaukpyar village, Kyaukse Township, said that the government confiscated their land in 2004 without giving any compensation.