Army detains five involved in border outposts attack in Rakhine

Army detains five involved in border outposts attack in Rakhine

The army detained five people involved in attacks at Kyikanpyin border guard police headquarters and Ngakhuya police outpost, on January 15, according to office of the Commander-in-Chief of the defense services.

The army and police are interrogating suspects who have connection with the terrorists in Maungdaw and arrested five men at their homes in Ngakhuya (middle), Ngayantchaung and Padakar villages on January 15.

Karen talks open to all Karen people

The supervisory committee for Karen nationality talks said Monday that all the ethnic Karen people are invited to the talks.

Estimates suggest Karen people are living in 11 states and regions across the country and concentrated in Kayin State, Ayeyawady Region, Yangon Region, Bago Region and Mon State.

On YBS inauguration day, more people take the train

After the Yangon Region government launched the new public transport system in Yangon on January 16, the number of circular train users increased, said Zaw Lwin, Manager of Myanma Railways (Yangon) yesterday.

At the time of introduction, those who feared overcrowding and set backs on YBS rode the Yangon Circular trains instead. Therefore, the Myanma Railways has implemented extended train schedules and coaches.

Elephant poaching on the rise: minister

A total of 133 wild elephants had been lost due to illegal poaching from 2010 to 2016 and most conflicts between man and wild elephants took place in Ayeyarwady, Yangon and Bago regions, says Minister Ohn Win for the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry.

“The regional governments are working with concerned ministries to stop illegal poaching and prevent conflicts,” said the minister.

A seminar was held on Jan 16 in Nay Pyi Taw about protection of wild elephants and the minister delivered an opening speech.

Parliament to discuss Telecommunications Law

The Parliament is expected to discuss Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law on January 30, Chairman Zaw Min of the Upper House’s bill committee told The Daily Eleven on January 16.

“Laws are important. This time it’s interesting as the section was suggested for discussion by the Commission for the Assessment of Legal Affairs and Special Issues to discuss. It’s likely to be discussed at the Parliament this time,” said Zaw Min.