Myanmar captures 9th rare white elephant

YANGON: Myanmar’s forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country’s western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said on Sunday. The 7-year-old female was captured on Friday, six weeks after it was initially spotted in a reserve in Pathein township, forestry official Tun Tun Oo said. It’s the ninth white elephant […]

Government procurement law needed, says deputy attorney-general

The government needs to enact a procurement law to ensure transparency and prevent corruption, said Tun Tun Oo, deputy attorney-general, at the session of lower house of parliament on September 29. He was replying to MP Tin Maung Oo’s question on “whether there is a plan to enact the government procurement law for the emergence […]

New legislation will redefine ‘child’ in Myanmar

Drafting of new legislation to replace the Juvenile Law will be completed in December and the bill sent to parliament next year, Social Welfare Department Deputy Director General Aung Tun said. The new legislation will raise the age of a “minor” from under 16 to nder 18, he said, adding that this change will bring […]

Telecom bidders vie to stand out in Myanmar ‘beauty contest’

Bidders for telecom licences in Myanmar are stepping up activities in the country in hopes of scoring high in a “beauty contest” being held by consultants hired by the government. The 12 shortlisted candidates were prequalified on April 11. The two successful applicants will be named on June 27. The government intends to finalise the […]