Saturday, October 01, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Food safety program continues in Mandalay

School food stalls are still under the microscope as Mandalay’s Department of Food and Drug Administration will continue to carry out hygiene inspections and education campaigns this school year.

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Govt launches inspections of religious halls

A nationwide inventory is being conducted to determine the legality of religious buildings, according to the Ministry of Religion and Culture. Those found not to be in compliance with the laws could be denied funding from their local state and regional religious authorities.

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State counsellor bemoans charter abroad, confronts politics at home

During her recent trip to the United States, Myanmar’s de facto leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi highlighted the importance of amending the 2008 constitution, calling it a barrier to building “a truly democratic country”. Her rhetoric abroad, however, has yet to be matched by concrete action at home since her government took power in late March.

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Dutch tourist has first court hearing over amplifier outrage

The Dutch national who unplugged an amplifier broadcasting a Buddhist dhamma sermon in Mandalay last week – leading to a “religious insult” criminal charge – made a lawyer-less and remorseful initial appearance at the Maha Aung Myay Township Court yesterday.

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Party ‘insider’ responsible for fake resignation papers: U Win Htein

A Senior National League for Democracy official who was the subject of an online hoax purporting to reveal his resignation has claimed that the individual who perpetrated the ruse is an “insider”.

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As Arakan League for Democracy looks to reconstitute, some former members opt to stay behind with ANP

The brief period of Rakhine ethnic political unity appears to be over. Despite – or perhaps in part because of – its relative electoral success in last November’s election, the Arakan National Party now faces a formal split along the factional lines of the two co-founding ethnic parties.

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Sakura goes ahead with new production targets despite strike

The Sakura garment factory has gone back on its promise to allow protesting workers to resume their former production targets, instead insisting on increased amounts that triggered nearly three months of strikes.

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Minister to help settle Thabeikkyin gold mines feud

Protesters of Thabeikkyin township gold mines, who have not shied away from guerrilla tactics in the past, said they feel their complaints have finally been heard, following a meeting with a regional minister this week.

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Documentary raises alarm over Shan region threatened by Salween dam

Activists yesterday released a 30-minute documentary as part of a campaign against a mega-dam in central Shan State.

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Counterfeit money circulating in Mandalay

Police are investigating banknote forgeries after the discovery of 14 fake K10,000 notes in Mandalay’s Maha Aung Myay township on September 27.

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