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Kayin State to produce electricity through renewable energy

Kayin State government has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with World Wildlife Fund-Myanmar (WWF-Myanmar) for renewable energy support in Kayin State on 10 September, according to WWF-Myanmar.

According to the MoA, WWF-Myanmar will conduct surveys to explore possible places to produce renewable energy, assist in connecting with investors to enter into renewable energy sector and in producing electricity at a lower price.

Fault-finding in the past and acting through personal cult cause obstacles to democracy: Military Chief

Tatmadaw is making efforts in the peace process with the intent of achieving eternal peace but of solving short-term problems only. And the Tatmadaw is acting in line with the law which is the essence of democracy. The ethnic armed groups that have yet to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) need to pursue the correct path to peace.

Myanmar has developed with a speedy pace in a short time: Aung San Suu Kyi

 
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the opening plenary session of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on September 12.
 
In her opening address, the State Counsellor emphasized the technological leaps the country has achieved in the past five years, the dramatic drop in the price of mobile phones for example, but also stressed that the Fourth Industrial Revolution should be human-centric.

Returnees from Bangladesh face food shortage in rainy season

KISSAPA- People that had re-entered Myanmar from Bangladesh after the fallout from terrorist attacks in Rakhine are facing shortage of foods in the monsoon season.
 

Higher fuel oil prices force taxi drivers to find new jobs

 

Due to rising fuel oil prices, some taxi drivers return their hired taxies to owners, according to drivers.

Parliament passes Gambling Bill

 

Lower House Parliament approved the Gambling Bill on September 12.

Lower House parliamentarian Nay Myo Tun from Htantapin Constituency said: “The Public Affairs Management Committee submitted the proposal to the bill committee which forwarded it to the parliament. It was discussed by 12 MPs at parliament. They amended some phrases in the bill. This is not a casino law. The casino law has many sections.”

Aung San Suu Kyi's bronze sculpture to be up for auction to raise funds for underprivileged communities

A figurative bronze sculpture of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will be put up for sale by auction in order to raise money for charity, said Dr Thant Thaw Kaung, executive committee member of the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation.

The auction will be jointly organised by the foundation and Sedona Hotel Yangon.

Lawsuits against free expression reach 54% after telecom law amendment

Following the amendment to the controversial Telecommunications Law, filing a lawsuit against writings over free expression has increased to 54 percent, according to a report published by Athan, a group of activists

Myanmar Journalists Association to stand as independent organisation

Myanmar Journalists Association (MJA) issued a statement on September 10 announcing that it would stand as an independent organisation by distancing itself from the state’s Myanmar Press Council (MPC).

MWVA stages silent protest to support Tatmadaw

Myanmar War Veteran Organization staged a silent protest in support of Tatmadaw (Defence Services) and against external interfering acts near Maha Bandoola in front of Yangon City Hall at 12 noon on September 11. 
 
The silent protest was organized by Myanmar War Veteran Organisation and it was also held in Kyauktada, Pabetan, Latha, Lamadaw and Seikkan Townships.