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Founder of IBEC-Myanmar awarded Stockholm World Peace Prize 2018

Venerable Bhaddanta Sobhita, the founder of IBEC-Myanmar in Sagaing, has been awarded Stockholm World Peace Prize 2018 presented by the United Nations.

Nanmar locals in Kachin State protest over high use of narcotics in the region

As rates of drug distribution and consumption rises in Kachin State, Nanmar locals staged a protest on June 24.
More than 400 people participated in the protest. But despite the turn-out, much more people were afraid to participate as drug dealers are armed and dangerous, according to protest leaders.
They held up protest sign boards and vinyl posters that condemns drug dealers (and affiliates) as the “enemy” that is destroying Nanmar, demanding that they go “out”.

Sagaing Self-reliance school needs teachers and more buildings

MONYWA- Self-reliance school in Shan village, Pa/Thegone village-tract, Yinmarpin Township, Sagaing Region is in need of teachers and buildings.
 
In Shan village, there are many school-aged children. Three female teachers including two freelancers are now teaching students from KG to 4th Grade.
 

More rain to be expected: DMH

Rain is heavy in Rakhine and Mon states due to mon

MPT to remove illegal fiber cables in Yangon

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) placed an advertisement in the state-owned “Mirror Daily” warning the MPT will start removing illegal fiber cables installed on its towers in Yangon on July 2.

Blue-ear pig disease outbreaks reported in Sagaing

 

Floods affect more than 2.5 million in over 3 years

 

Till date since 2015, floods affected more than 2.5 million nationwide, said Dr Ko Ko Naing, Director-General of Disaster Management Department.

Hpakant landslides kill seven

 

Heavy rains triggered landslides in Hpakant on June 22, killing seven people.

Water floods paddy fields in Hintada district

 

Two slight earthquakes hit Myanmar

A slight earthquake of magnitude 4.2 Richter Scale