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MPs criticise Ayeyawady govt

MPs in Ayeyawady parliament have criticised the regional government for failing to implement parliamentary decisions.

Kachin rebels extort Muse bank

Kachin ethnic rebels asked for "a tax" from a bank in Muse, northern Shan State, said the military-run newspaper Myawaddy on March 18.

Stamp marks ministry's 70th anniversary

In commemoration of 70th

Protesting nurses allege harassment

After more than 500 nurses have protested over a recent qualification ruling by the Health and Sports Ministry, an emergency press conference was held to address the issue.

Minister calls for lower transport costs

The cost for transporting heavy loads in Myanmar is the highest in the world, claims Dr Than Myint, minister for commerce.

Yangon relaxes truck use restrictions

Restrictions on the use of container trucks

Banana plantation breaches protected forests

Kachin State residents are reportedly seizing land from protected forests and selling it to Chinese entrepreneurs who want to grow tissue-culture bananas.

An acre is reportedly sold for Ks500,000 (US$367). The people who claim to work for the Forestry Department take Ks250,000 from every deal, sources say.

Streetlights to be cut to save power

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy on March 16 unveiled its plan to cut supplies to streetlights to meet the anticipated power demand of 3,100 megawatts during the hot season.

The country can generate only 2,856 megawatts for the hot season. Turning off the streetlights in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw would save 20 megawatts, according to the briefing.

Civil servant found hung

A deputy staff officer from Tamwe Township 

Japanese boat arrives in Rakhine

A passenger ship donated by Japan