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An art exhibition in commemoration of Thakhin Ko Taw Hmine is being held at Lokanat Art Gallery in Yangon.
This exhibition is a ceremony to mark beyond 50th years of Sayagyi Thakhin KoTaw Hmine’s passing away.
Thakhin Ko Taw Hmaing is known as the national icon for peace as he tried his best for ending civil war.

Motherhood is not easy especially for working mothers who are vital in business and social welfare. They try hard to balance their career and family life.  

Since March this year, the Ministry of labour allowed 6-month maternity leave to both the government and company women staff. After giving birth, the mothers can spend more time with their infant babies.

Previously, women employees are entitled to enjoy maternity leave from one month to three months in maximum. 

The Bangkok-bound Eastern and Oriental Express train derailed on Sunday in western Thailand, injuring two Japanese tourists. The train that was travelling from Singapore, was carrying 80 tourists, mostly European and Asian nationals. Witnesses said six of the 18 carriages veered off the tracks when the train slightly turned during heavy rainfall. Thai railway officials said soil softened by the heavy rainfall damaged the wooden train tracks. The train service from Ratchaburi province to Kanjanaburi province was temporarily suspended for repair work, railway officials said.

A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were held at sea by Australian authorities for almost a month, began arriving in mainland Australia. They were intercepted by the Australian navy several weeks ago after setting sail from India. The asylum seekers were brought ashore to the Cocos Islands over the weekend after being held for weeks on an Australian customs boat. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has stressed they will not be resettled in Australia and has released little information about the group.

Pyithu Hluttaw, People's Parliament convened its 36th day session Monday. MPs raised queries on upgrading traditional Boxing technique, sales and revenue from the State Lottery and fixing property prices. Myanmar Medical Council Bill was submitted to the parliament while the Bill amending 19,54 State Symbols Act was sought for approval. Myanma Aviation Bill was clarified and an electoral system suited for Myanmar, was discussed.

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