Media tour to Maungdaw launched

MAUNGDAW- Ambassadors to Myanmar, local and foreign media yesterday launched media tour to riot-hit Maungdaw township, Rakhine State.
Chinese Ambassador Hongliang, Indian Ambassador Vikram Misria, Bangladeshi Ambassador Mohammad Sufiur Rahman, Laotian Ambassador Lyying Sayaxang and Thailand Ambassador Jukr Boonlong accompanied with reporters from France 24, Xinhua, CCTV, Fuji, NHK, CAN, RFA, Myanmar Times, Irrawaddy, MITV, MRTV, NPE, Myawady and DMG visited Maungdaw Township.

One killed and four injured in Mandalay landslide

A landslide killed a man and injured four others on Monday, October 9, in Patheingyi Township of Mandalay Region, according to police.

The incident took place in the early morning at a quarry site in Ohnchaw village in the township while workers were carrying stones from the site.

“Three male workers and two female workers were working at the site when the incident took place. An avalanche of stones fell down on them all of a sudden. They tried to escape but one of them was unlucky,” said police officer Zaw Myint.

President orders assessment of damage caused by waste disposal at Tagaung nickel plant

The President has directed an assessment of the damage caused to the environment and agriculture sector by illegal disposal of waste from Tagaung nickel plant in Sagaing Region, said Union Minister for Industry Khin Maung Cho.

With regard to the investment of Tagaung nickel plant in Myanmar, the first EITI report said US$855,996,000 was invested by CNMC Nickel Co Ltd (MCNICO) in Tagaung Taung Nickel Project with licence No. 4C/2008-2009.

Returning Rakhine refugees receives support


According to civil and activist groups active in the conflicted Rakhine State, at least 1700 ethnic citizens had returned home after being displaced.

A Red Cross team have been monitoring and supplying those that have been returning to Rakhine with Ks 45,000 per person and had tallied a total of 1734 natives.

Chilli growing drops due to floods


Naga schools close due to lack of teachers


60,000 cancer patients every year


More rain forecast for Chin, Rakhine and Sagaing

Chin and Rakhine states, and lower regions of Sagaing, will have more rain due to a storm in the Bay of Bengal, said joint director-general Dr Kyaw Moe Oo of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).
“The depression reached coastal areas and it will cross into India. We will not issue alerts after that. It will not greatly affect Myanmar, as it moved to west and northwest. However Chin and Rakhine states, and the lower region of Sagaing will have more rain,” he said.

Fires break out in Yangon


Security beefed up in Sittwe

Police have tightened security in Sittwe as they have been tipped off about planned attacks in the town, according to the district police force.
More security forces have been deployed to prevent explosives being smuggled into the town.
“We are patrolling everywhere in Sittwe to prevent terrorists’ activities in the town. We want people not to worry about their safety,” said Police Lt-Colonel Win Naung, head of Sittwe district police force.