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The 2016 Korea-Myanmar Connectivity Forum: In Search of Promoting the Relations of Myanmar and Korea kicked off in Yangon, Thursday. 

The forum was jointly organized by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture and the Busan University of Foreign Studies, aiming to facilitate networks and projects through promoting relations between the two countries. 

The Western Yangon District Court set the appointment to hear the case of abusing the two maids by the owners of Innwa Tailoring shop in Kyauk Tada Township, Yangon, Thursday. 

The Myanmar Anti-Human Trafficking Unit and Yangon Region Social Welfare Department have filed lawsuits against the owners of Innwa Tailoring, accusing them of torturing their two maids, named San Kay Khine, 17, and Thazin, 16,who were working there for over 5 years and were reportedly kept away from their parents and relatives for over 3 years.

Yangon Region Hluttaw resumed on Thursday with the submission of the proposal to honour all involved persons for successful holding of Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong together with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. 

The Swiss army said Swiss army helicopter crashed in a high alpine pass on Wednesday, killing two aviators and leaving a third person injured. No cause for the crash was provided by army spokesman Aldo Schellenberg, who described it as an "accident" that occurred shortly after takeoff. Schellenberg said four visiting French military officers had disembarked just before the incident and were unharmed. The accident happened around midday in the remote Gotthard Pass in the Ticino canton near a hospice that stands at an altitude of 2,100 metres.

Spanish private auto taxi service operator Cabify launched its CabiFLY Shuttle air taxi service in Mexico City on Wednesday together with Helitour operator, with a fleet of Bell helicopters. The company said in a news release, CabiFLY Shuttle, is the first shuttle air service of its type, offering point to point, round trips for 1 to 5 people from Mexico City's International Airport to the Miditel Heliport, located in the upscale neighbourhood of Polanco.

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Updated on: 10:46AM, September 29 2016
Data by Myanmar Central Bank

Weather

Yangon

Overcast, light rain
  • Overcast, light rain
  • Temperature: 26 °C
  • Wind: West-Southwest, 5.6 km/h
  • Pressure: 1007 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 100 %
  • Visibility: 5 km
Reported on:
Fri, 2016-09-30 01:00