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Locals Sign Petition to Protest Construction of Coal-Fired Power Plant

The Ye Social Society (YSS) has organized a movement to collect signatures from individuals opposed to the construction of a coal-fired power plant in southern Mon State’s Ye Township.

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Legendary Dhammazedi bell found, claims dive salvage team

A team of Myanmar divers claims to have discovered a legendary bell in the murky depths of the Yangon River -- with the help of dragon spirits -- in the latest twist to a 400-year-old drama that has gripped the nation.

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No immediate solution to stop Yangon flooding, says Mayor

Flooding in Yangon cannot be stopped despite the millions of kyat spent on measures to tackle the issue, said U Hla Myint, the mayor of Yangon.

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NLD leader urges moral revolution to establish ‘real democracy’

Myanmar needs a moral revolution if it is to achieve real democracy, says National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Ye Farmers Forced to Accept Unfair Land Compensation

In a recent meeting with the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society’s Farmers’ Affairs Committee, many farmers from Mon State’s Ye Township expressed their dismay at having been forced to accept compensation at below-market prices for land confiscated by the military government.

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Family of Burmese Migrant Worker Killed in Boiler Explosion to be Compensated 100,000 Baht

The family of a Burmese migrant worker killed in a boiler explosion at a cloth-dying factory in Samut Prakan, Thailand on August 17th will be compensated 100,000 baht, or 3 million kyat, according to U Thein Naing, the labor attaché at Burma’s Embassy in Thailand.

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200,000 yaba tablets seized in Chittagong

Bangladesh Coast Guard members seized 200,000 yaba tablets worth about 10 million taka from the Karnaphuli River in Chittagong City on August 23rd, according to a coast guard press statement.

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Unused 13 billion kyat will be returned to union government

Arakan State’s government will return over 13 billion kyat (1 USD= 1000 kyat) to Burma’s union government because the state failed to use the money for development projects.

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Almost half of all beer in Myanmar is an illegal import, says brewing businessman

The level of beer consumption in Myanmar is twice theamount the country currently legally brews, said U Thein Tun, a partner in the new Carlsberg Myanmar brewery.

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Hlaingtharyar rickshaw drivers protest against illegal motorcycle taxis

About 100 rickshaw drivers from Hlaingtharyar Township, Yangon gathered at the old Kyaikkasan racecourse on August 24 to protest against what they say are illegal motorcycle taxis operating in their township and ruining their livelihoods.

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Kachin Displaced Face Humanitarian Crisis

The Kachin conflict, now in its third year, has left tens-of-thousand of displaced civilians without adequate access to health care. A community-based-organisation working with the displaced civilians warned in an interview with Karen News that the health situation is worsening.

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