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Mobile phones seized at Hseinwi checkpoint

An inspection team has seized numerous mobile handsets on a passenger express near Hsenwi Yaypu checkpoint on Lashio-Muse Union Highway on May 29.

Hornbills face extinction in Chin State

Dr Le Le Maw, Tanintharyi Region Chief Minister, said it has to send hornbills to Chin State due to the scarcity of the species in the region.

FDA approves 7,000 cosmetic products

The Food and Drug Administration has registered more than 7,000 cosmetic products, with nearly 500 more items to be approved this year, according to officials responsible for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics at the FDA.

Imported brands and local products require FDA registration.

Over 5,000 schools to be upgraded this year

The government has planned to upgrade 5,099 schools across Myanmar this academic year (2017-2018), said Deputy Minister for Education Win Maw Tun.

The plan was revealed after MPs raised a question about plans to upgrade the existing schools during a session of the Upper House of Parliament held on May 25.

Dawei port grows busier

The number of cargo ships arriving at and leaving Dawei port in Taninthayi Region has significantly increased this year compared to the same period last year. 

From January to April last year, 107 ships entered and exited the port trading 56,693 tonnes of goods. However, in the same period of this year, there were 111 ships with 68,679 tonnes of commodities, according to official data released by the Myanmar Port Authority (Dawei).

Yangon plagued by dengue fever outbreak

There have been over 1,900 cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) across the country this year with nine deaths and Yangon Region has the highest rate, according to the Public Health Department (DHF and Elephantiasis Control Project) in Nay Pyi Taw.  

IDPs in Maukme in need of health care services

Some 200 refugees taking shelter in Narhee village, Maukme, southern Shan State, are in need of health care services as they are fleeing from being recruited as new members of an ethnic armed group, Shan State’s Red Cross said.

Shan State’s Red Cross donated household items worth of Ks 1.8 million to the refugees in Narhee IDP camp on May 24.  The donations included kitchen items, blankets and mosquito nets.

Sagaing jetty workers charged for anti-land grab protest

Homalin Township police captain Kyi Soe said a case has been filed against two people who welcomed Sagaing Region Chief Minister on May 24, in accordance with Section 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law.

Income tax to be collected from large-scale rice and bean growers

Plans are underway to collect income tax from large scale rice and beans growers according to the director general of Internal Revenue Department Min Htut.

Regional FDA branches to check bottled water

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has delegated the authority to license drinking