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Pyithu Hluttaw nod for increased land, water, embankment tax

A proposal urging the Union government to increase land, water and embankment taxes on farmers to be compatible with the times has been approved by the Pyithu Hluttaw on May 22. It was submitted by Ayeyarwady Region, Thapaung township Hluttaw MP U Thein Tun during ...

Parliament to prioritise pending legislations

The fifth parliamentary session will resume on May 18 and the process of approving bills will be emphasised. Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee chair U Tun Tun Hein said that these are bills which have yet to be finished. “So we will prioritise them as soon ...

Advanced votes can be cast beginning March 22

Voter identification cards for the upcoming by-election will be issued by the Union Election Commission and those ID cards can be collected at the respective UEC sub-offices beginning from March 17 until March 30, according to a UEC announcement. The voters themselves or a representative ...

Tea touted as solution to budgetary woes

As the government has found itself without enough cash to complete development projects scheduled in the current fiscal year, one cabinet member has aired an unusual proposal for financing the shortfall: tea money. Speaking in parliament on December 1, the minister for agriculture, livestock and ...

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