The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mandalay to get street lights in bid to cut crime

Lights powered by 80-watt LED bulbs are to be installed on some of Mandalay’s major streets in a bid to cut crime – but residents have been told to pay for some of the installation.

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New religious group set up to support Ma Ba Tha

A new grouping has been formed to support the conservative Buddhist Ma Ba Tha movement, with the stated aim of ending conflict and getting “nationalist youth” more involved in religious affairs.

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Concerns raised as employment agencies take over training

Employment agencies could be facing a conflict of interest in taking over the training of Myanmar citizens preparing to work overseas, a migrant workers’ advocate has warned.

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Flash floods leave up to five dead in rural Mandalay Region

Flash flooding in northern Mandalay Region has left up to two people dead and three missing, and buried homes in a number of villages under several feet of sand.

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Mangrove planters arrested

Three more environmental activists have been arrested as their leader, Ko Tun Tun Oo, faces court hearings for planting mangroves in Ayeyarwady Region’s Dedaye township.

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Govt reaffirms rules on killing cows ahead of Muslim festival

The Ayeyarwady Region government has reaffirmed restrictions on the slaughtering of cattle ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha next month.

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EU project to support production of fuel-efficient cooking stoves

The European Union and a French NGO are to fund a project to sell new cooking stoves in Ayeyarwady, Magwe, Mandalay and Sagaing regions that supporters say are 40 percent more energy efficient than Myanmar’s traditional wood-burning stoves.

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Committee formed to preserve Amarapura’s historic bridge

A Yangon-based donor has provided K10 million for the preservation of Mandalay’s historic U Bein Bridge, it was revealed last week, as a committee was formed to oversee the repair process.

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Scores injured after police ‘rescue’ official from workers

Clashes between police and angry workers occupying a shoe factory led to nearly 60 casualties on September 16, according to eyewitnesses.

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MPs okay controversial irrigation channel

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on September 19 approved funding for a K4.5 billion (US$4.64 million) irrigation project in Sagaing Region, despite concerns that it is being prioritised because it is the native area of a government minister.

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