Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fish farms: skills, sustenance for people in Maungtaw



October 23, 2017
To fulfil the urgent need for food sufficiency of Maungtaw residents following the terrorist attacks of 25 August, the Rakhine State government will fund freshwater fish farms in 82 villages in the township, according to the local fishery department.

Government pledges to tackle manmade impacts on eco-system of coastal areas



October 23, 2017
Union Government pledged to tackle the man-made errors which are causing degradation of the eco-system of Myanmar’s coastal areas, seeking the cooperation from the country’s people and local and foreign non-governmental organizations.

6th regular session of 2nd Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discuss monetary issues



 October 23, 2017
In the second day meeting of 2nd Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 6th regular session, matters of changing Myanmar financial year sent by the State President, matters of getting loans from Myanmar Central Bank, report on the implementation of monetary policy FY 2015-2016, report on the situations of stability of monetary system and report on the implementation of Myanmar Investment Commission were discussed by parliamentarians.

State Counsellor receives Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Qatar



October 23, 2017
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs, received H.E. Soltan Bin Saad Al Muraikhi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw at 11:15 am yesterday.

State Counsellor encourages Mixed Martial Arts contestant Aung La N Sang representing Myanmar



October 23, 2017
Mixed Martial Arts contestant Aung La N Sang who represented Myanmar made a courtesy call on the State Counsellor at the State Counsellor’s residence in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon together with his sparring partner Mr. Nchukwi Tafon Ndi, a US citizen and manager U Phone Kyaw Moe Myint (Vice Chairman, Myanmar Yachting Federation). The Union Minister for Health and Sports accompanied Aung La N Sang and party in their courtesy call on the State Counsellor.

Bangladeshi shot dead for rushing into police outpost holding kirpan



 October 23, 2017
One unidentified Bangladeshi was shot dead as he rushed into the police outpost of Kwuntheepin Chaungwa in Maungtaw township holding a kirpan, according to local authorities. At about 8 am on October 20, the attacker rushing into the police outpost of Maungtaw township region 3 Kwuntheepin Chaungwa holding a curved knife/kirpan when a police-man on duty shouted to surrender his weapon. But, he failed to stop, and instead rushed shouting “Allah Wakbarr” so he was shot unavoidably.

Message from His Excellency U Htin Kyaw, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, to the United Nations on its 72nd Anniversary (Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 24 October 2017)



October 23, 2017

On this auspicious occasion of the 72nd Anniversary of the United Nations Day, I have the great pleasure to congratulate the United Nations and offer our best wishes for the Organization’s continued success in striving towards world’s peace and equitable and sustainable development for all.