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The full moon day of Wagaung is  Metta or loving kindness day. The month of Wagaung falls in the fifth month in Myanmar lunar calendar and it’s also the middle or the peak of the Buddhist lent.

People observed the Wagaung full moon day at the pagodas and stupas across the nation by forming meritorious deeds. 

This is the time when Myanmar Buddhists make good deeds by creating stuppas with 84,000 flowers at great Shwedagon pagoda.

Thai police on Saturday said they have detained a foreign man "likely involved" with a bomb attack in Bangkok last week that killed 20 people and wounded scores more. "We arrested the man for possession of bombs. We believe that the suspect was involved with the bombing at the Erawan shrine. The suspect, now in military custody, has been charged with the illegal possession of bomb-making materials and was found with multiple passports," national police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri said on a live televised broadcast on Saturday evening.

Crowds of yellow-clad Malaysians demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a multi-million-dollar payment into an account under his name converged on central Kuala Lumpur again on Sunday, a day after tens of thousands paralysed the capital in a boisterous yet peaceful demonstration. The two-day rally, one of Malaysia's largest in years, has been largely incident-free despite police declaring it illegal, blocking the organisers' website and banning their official yellow t-shirt and logo.

Food and Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health organized a workshop on promoting effective food, drug, and cosmetic and medical control for public safety through multilateral cooperation in Yangon, Sunday.

The event is held with three main purposes letting to know the functioning works of FDA, and to organize the food safety network in line with rules and regulations ant to establish the action plan for safety food. 

The rental services are happening more than sales in the real estate market and there has been steady demand in the market, said by experts at Construction Knowledge Sharing Seminar in Yangon, Saturday.

Myanmar's real estate sector has been sluggish since last year. Various factors are at play in cooling the housing market and the upcoming election is one of them, the market expert said. 

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