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Court rejects monk’s lawsuit against US Embassy over Buddha image

MANDALAY—A court in Kamayut Township on Thursday rejected a lawsuit filed against the US ambassador and two others by a nationalist for allegedly defaming Buddhism. Nationalist monk U Parmaukha filed the lawsuit against US Ambassador Scott Marciel, the artist who painted the picture and the person who posted the picture on the official Facebook page […]

Second Thai-Myanmar friendship bridge opens

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday opened the second Thai-Myanmar bridge across the Moei River. The opening ceremony was held in the middle of the new bridge, which links Mae Sot district of Tak province and Myawaddy township in Myanmar. The completion of the new bridge showed […]

Fuel-efficient cooking stoves in 22,000 households in Mandalay

Some 22,000 households in Mandalay Region are using fuel-efficient stoves as part of a government effort to reduce the use of firewood and the resulting destruction of forests and mangroves, according to the Mandalay Forestry Department. U Tint Swe, director of the department, said the stove campaign is aimed at addressing the energy shortage in […]

Local businesses propose to establish industrial zone in central Myanmar

YANGON, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) — Local businesses will submit a proposal to the regional government in Myanmar’s central Magway to establish an industrial zone there, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday. The industrial zone was proposed to be located far from the residential area as the noise, odor and air pollution from […]

Kawthaung Residents Claim Coal Plant Causes Health Problems

Residents of Kawthaung, a Tenessarim Division town located on Burma’s southernmost tip, are complaining that air pollution caused by a coal-fired plant constructed last year is affecting the health of about 100 people. Nway Nway, a local resident, said the coal plant was located in the town, between Shwepyitha and Ayeyeiknyein quarters, where its emissions […]