The Myanmar Times
Monday, 31 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Taungthaman fishing permits to end

The auctioning of fishing licences for Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura township, Mandalay Region, will end at the start of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, with the aim of beautifying the lake and its landmark U Bein Bridge, Mandalay mayor and city development minister U Aung Maung said on August 21.

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Municipal poll winners frozen out

Three months after the election, four candidates  who won seats on Mandalay City Development Committee are yet to be sworn in.

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Bridges washed out in upper Myanmar

Heavy rains have broken 21 bridges over rivers and creeks in upper Myanmar, the Ministry of Construction told a press conference yesterday.

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Aid group forced to stop helping flood victims on Ma Ba Tha orders

Hardline group banishes volunteers back to Mandalay for failing to follow its instructions or coordinate relief efforts with local officials.

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Consumer protection to be beefed up

Mandalay is not Asia’s dumping ground, say the city’s consumer advocates.


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BBC reporter denies assault charge

A BBC reporter charged with assaulting a police constable says he acted to save the officer from being knocked down.

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Train passengers marooned by flooding

Torrential rain has wreaked havoc in upper Myanmar, with at least 1000 passengers stranded aboard stalled trains and merchandise bogged down, say railway officials and traders.

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Muslim activists arrested in Mandalay

Two Muslim interfaith activists have been arrested in Mandalay under what their colleagues fear are politically motivated charges.

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Police inspections aimed at preventing robberies in Mandalay

District police, traffic police and ward committees in Mandalay have joined forces to conduct surprise traffic inspections aimed at curtailing the plague of robberies that has swept the city in recent months, according to the Mandalay Region Police Office.

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Runaway child soldiers tell of abduction and beatings

Both Ko Naing Naing Oo and Ko Kyaw Zaya were discharged through the ILO complaints mechanism.

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