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Pyithu Hluttaw people's parliament continued its 32nd day session at the capital Nay Pyi Taw, Wednesday. Answering the question about plans for 4000 acres of land near Wet Toe village on TaZe township, deputy minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tun Win said that according to the statistics in 2,000 the land own by the ministry in Wet Toe village 1 and 2 is 3726 acres on which 435 acres are put under the farm to produce high quality seeds including maze, gram and hybrid sunflower and are distributed to the farmers.

Commander-in-chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing kicks off his three-day visit to Thailand today. According to Bangkok Post, the Senior General is scheduled to meet Privy Council president Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and military top brass. Sources said the visit of Senior General will signify the strong relationship between the two countries.

A terrifying footage of a three-story building being toppled by flood, almost instantly has been captured on a camera in Rong-xian County of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The video footage shot on a local resident's mobile phone showed how the floodwaters from a local river swept across nearby roads and neighborhoods on the afternoon of May 20. The building newly built next to the river was seen sinking and tilting slowly toward the river after the roads around were completely torn up.

Drone video from Cambodia shot in April shows polluted water systems in its capital strewn with rubbish. The video from the Kh-mer Times focuses on canals in a Phnom Penh suburb. Its black waterways are choked with rubbish so severely that large sections are completely covered with waste from shore to shore. Alan Park-house is the Editor-in-Chief of the paper and told Reuters a lack of infrastructure and education standards led to the blight. Park-house said his team was inspired to film the canal when they noticed strong smell ema-nating from it.

Yangon City Development Committee suspended construction of some permitting buildings of 9-storey and above as they need to consider again according to the policy. 

The City Council inspected 65 buildings of under constructions with the approval of Engineering Department. 

Among them, 12 buildings have to be suspended as they need to be scrutinized again to be in line with current policy. 

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