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Thousands protest against bridge honour for Aung San

Thousands took to the streets in Mawlamyine, Mon State, on Sunday in protest at a proposal to rename a bridge in honour of  General Aung San.

The proposal had been backed by the Lower House of parliament.

Members of the Mon, Kayin and Pa-O ethnic groups held aloft banners and protest signs as they demonsrated in the city.

Philippine President Duterte visits Myanmar

Philippine President Duterte arrived for a two-day visit to Myanmar, landing at the international airport of Nay Pyi Taw, by flight on March 19.

Illegal gold miners still at large: MP

The authorities are yet to take action against illegal boats mining gold upstream of the Chindwin River, said Khamti MP.

Inle Lake water levels stable due to embankments

At Maithauk Jetty of Inle Lake, the water level last year was extremely low. However, this year, the jetty area is over three feet deep and the central part of the lake as deep as seven feet, which allows motorboats to operate.

Public hospitals short of nurses

More than a thousand public hospitals are running low on nurses, according to the Ministry of Health.

Suu Kyi asks movie stars to back peace

Yangon hosted motion picture academy award ceremony for 2016 at the People's Park on March 18 and Vice President Henry Van Thio attended the ceremony.

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi sent a formal letter and actress Eaindra Kyaw Zin read it.

Ethnic parties slam 'Aung San' bridge name

The Union Parliament’s vote to name the Thanlwin Bridge in Chaungsone Township, Mon State, “General Aung San Bridge” was totally wrong and ignored the will of residents, announced the United Nationalities Alliance (UNA) on Marc

Rakhine witnesses invited to give evidence

Witnesses will be invited to give testimony on accusations of human rights violations in Rakhine State and given protection "in line with international standards", said national security adviser Thaung Tun on March 18.

He said attacks on three border police outposts in Rakhine State on October 9 last year hindered the development of the state. The international media and NGOs have broadcast images of the security forces violating human rights while thousands fled to Bangladesh to avoid the authorities.

Danish cash backs diabetes programme

 

104 Ayeyawady villages set to face water shortages