Archive for June, 2016


MPC holds discussion with ethnic media editors

Myanmar Press Council (MPC) held a daylong discussion with various ethnic media editors on the issue of ethnic media developments in the country.

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Huge volume of Yaba tablets seized in Sittwe

The Arakan police on Tuesday arrested a kingpin of the drug-peddling racket after seizing 798000 Yaba tablets from Satrokya jetty in the State capital city of Sittwe.

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BNI officials meet Myanmar information minister, bat for ethnic media development

A delegation of Burma News Intentional (BNI) recently met the Myanmar Union information minister U Pe Myint in the national capital city of Naypyidaw and discussed various issues relating to the development of ethnic media groups in the Southeast Asian country.

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Buddhist monk found dead at Kaladan shoreline

A Buddhist monk was found dead on Saturday at the shoreline of Kaladan river in Arakan State, which was later brought to Kyauk Taw township hospital for autopsy by the police on duty.

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UN Special Rapporteur concludes Arakan visit

The United Nations Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Ms Yanghee Lee concluded her Arakan visit on Thursday. Her two-day visit to the western State of Burma (Myanmar) was however not mired with any protests by local residents.

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Committee formed to scrutinize citizenship issues in Arakan

Arakan State government has formed a committee to scrutinize the citizenship issues relating to those people who received the National Verification Cards (NVC) from the State’s immigration department.

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Rural development chairman produced in court

The chairman of Kyauk Pru township rural development Association Maung Aye with two other youths were produced in the Kyauk Pru township court on Thursday and it was for the 13th time, he was taken to the court for hearing.

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13 Arakanese youths convicted and imprisoned

Thirteen Arakanese youths, who were picked up from various parts of Arakan State in connection with their involvement with the banned Arakan Army, were convicted and sentenced to three years of imprisonment with hard labour by the Sittwe township court.

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( The photos were taken by Ko Tun Thant Kyaw during the floods)

Hundreds houses washed away in Arakan flood

At least 221 houses including few Buddhist temples were washed away in the recent wave of flood that swept the southern part of Arakan. The torrential rain reported between 10 and 12 June 2016 in the western part of Burma (Myanmar), according to the ministries of social welfare, relief & resettlement.

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ADB appreciates Myanmar’s sustained progress

Asian Development Bank (ADB) appreciates the ‘successful political transition’ in Myanmar’s development in the recent past and assures all possible supports in promoting education, quality jobs and enhance infrastructures in the southeast Asian country.

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