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17 scavengers killed in Hpakant hillside collapse

 

Seventeen scavengers have been confirmed dead, with six people injured and many more still missing after a hillside collapse at a jade mine in Hpakant Township on the morning of May 4, according to the police and social organizations.

10 photos that will make you want to visit #MarvelousMyanmar

Ever since Myanmar opened its doors to the rest of the world in 2011 after decades of military rule, a good deal of tourists from the West and neighboring countries in Asia have already visited. Their main destinations of choice? the former capital and biggest city Yangon and the old kingdom of Bagan. But there’s a lot more to this country than colonial buildings, temples and pagodas. Snow-capped mountains, vineyards and wineries, pristine beaches—name it, Myanmar has it. 

Here are ten photos that will make you want to book your next holiday in Myanmar:

Libido booster drugs, unhealthy foods destroyed in Myawady

Authorities destroyed libido booster drugs and foods unfit for human consumption on May 3 in the compound of the Customs Department in Kayin State’s town of Myawady sharing borders with Thailand.

The smuggled sex booster drugs were seized at No.1 Friendship Bridge last year after a casual inspection.

“Those sex pills were confiscated in November 2017. They were unlicensed and smuggled in. We reported to the higher level office and destroyed them according to the procedure,” said an official from Myawady Township Customs Department.

Protest over trapped villagers held in Myitkyina Township

About 1,000 Kachin youths yesterday morning staged a protest near Kachin State Government Office over trapped civilians.
 
Kachin youths took to the streets to protest in Myitkyina Township since the beginning of April 30th and then they had endured a sit-in-protest in front of No.1 Basic Education High School in Myitkyina Township.
 

Heavy Rain in Sagain Region destroyed houses

 

88 officials and 72 others from judicial sector face action

Actions were taken against 88 officials including judges and 72 other ranks last year, according the annual court report for 2017.

Hteinbin fire under full control by Firefighters

The landfill fire that burnt near Hteinbin cemeter

Low pressure area enters Gulf of Mottama

The low pressure area formed over Bay of Bengal h

Ye Nwe Forest Reserved will become the biggest elephant camp in South East Asia

The inauguration of Elephants Lake camp, which will become one of the biggest elephant camps in Southeast Asia with a hospital for elephants, was held on the Yangon-Mandalay Highway on 1 May.
Among the 5,000 elephants owned by the Myanmar Timber Enterprise and private enterprises, some were left idle after the Myanmar Timber Enterprise suspended logging activities. Therefore, the Elephants Lake camp was opened to protect elephants from poaching and illegal trade to neighboring countries.

New Ports to be built in Thilawa

In the plot numbers 22, 23, and 24 owned by Myanmar Port Authority in Thilawa Port, new ports will be built according to Union Minister for Transport and Communications Thant Sin Maung on April 30th.
At present, construction works are being carried out in land plot numbers 25 and 26 owned by Myanmar Port Authority with the Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan from Japan. After construction works in these plots are finished, construction will commence on plot numbers 22, 23 and 24.