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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

Yangon face squatter related challenges: mayor

 

Kayin State celebrates World Refugee Day

HPA-AN - World Refugee Day was celebrated in Hpa-Ann, Kayin State yesterday in order to educate the public about the suffering of over 68 million refugees around the globe.
 

More migrants return to Myanmar as arrests increase in Thailand

Myanmar migrant workers are returning home as arrests continue in Thailand for those without proper documents according to Kyauk Lone Gyi welcoming camp in Myawaddy.  
After new rules for employers and employees were enacted in Thailand, Myanmar migrant workers have been returning from Thailand since June 29, 2017. Officials from both countries coordinated in welcoming the migrant workers at Friendship Bridge and officials from Myawaddy district provided necessary assistance to those coming back from Thailand.

Anti-Graft Commission is to prevent losses of public funds: Commission chair

 

Preventing losses of public funds triggered by the violations of rules and regulations will become a duty of Anti-Corruption Commission, said Aung Kyi, chair of the commission at a workshop on Risk Assessment and Public Procurement on June 20.

The workshop was jointly organized by the Anti-Corruption Commission and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at the commission office in Nay Pyi Taw.

Non-stop heavy rain destroys thousands acres plantations in Magway

MAGWAY- Non-stop heavy rain poured from June 9th to 14th inundated the creeks in Magway Region and over 90,000 acres of crop plantations are flooded, says Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Minister of Magway Region Government Committee.
 
“Normally, we harvest sesame and sunflowers being grown on alluvial land by the end of June. Now, river water level was already high by then. So, plantations were submerged and destroyed,” said a farmer from Wahdawkyaun Village, in Magway Township.
 

Locals raise concern over odours from Pulaw rubber factory

A foul smell coming from a rubber factory run by Myanmar Thai Rubber Joint Cooperation in Pulaw Township, Myeik District, Taninthayi Region, has become unbearable for local residents with concern

Military chief visits flood-damaged Kyaikthalan Pagoda