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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.

Low pressure area likely to move to Myanmar within 36 hours

A low pressure area formed over Andaman Sea may re

Provisions donated for Kachin IDPs: C-in-C Office

YANGON- The Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Office yesterday announced a statement saying that provisions already had been donated for internal displaced persons (IDPs) from Injangyang Township, Myitkyina District, Kachin State, at the Church in Tanphe village, on April 28th.
 
It was attended by Col. Tun Nay Lin from Northern Command, Aung Kyaw Htoo, Director of Progress of Border Areas and National Races Department, the Chairman of Red Cross Supervisory Committee in Kachin State and the District Administrator as well as IDPs.
 

Income Tax Law should be amended: MP

 

The Income Tax Law should be amended as there are weaknesses compared to those in the foreign countries, said Upper House MP Myo Win.

According to him, the Ministry of Planning and Finance is making necessary changes to the law.

More than 1,500 trafficked people repatriated in over three years

Myanmar was able to bring back 1,527 trafficked people from 2015 to March this year, said Dr Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

Northern Command warns IDPs of regional clearance operation

The Northern Command issued a warning to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of the plan to launch the regional clearance at the Kachin Independence Army’s (KIA)-based places in Kachin State.