Friday, September 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Testimony provided against Dutch tourist in dhamma dilemma

Three witnesses gave testimony in Mandalay yesterday at the trial of Dutch tourist Klaas Haytema, who was arrested last week on charges of offending religious sentiments after he unplugged an amplifier used by monks to broadcast a dhamma sermon.

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Police patrol for ‘Death Highway’ speeders

“Not so fast,” police are telling drivers along the Yangon-Mandalay Highway as they crack down on lead-foots in a bid to reduce speeding and the accidents that excessive speed can cause.

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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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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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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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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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Lack of budget hampering MCDC: mayor

Mandalay City’s municipal authority is staring at a long development to-do list, and a lack of funds to do it with, the mayor told regional lawmakers last week.

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Mandalay increases spending to counter riverbank erosion

After the Ayeyarwady River spilled over its banks and inundated the country’s second-biggest city earlier this year, region authorities are getting to work to stave off a similar fate next year.

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Residents demonstrate outside Mandalay chief minister’s office

Escalating protests against a military conglomerate-supported gold mine resulted in a stand-off between police and villagers outside regional government offices yesterday.

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Protest staged over jade prospector arrests in Hkamti

More than 2000 people protested the arrests of seven jade prospectors this week in Hkamti township, Sagaing Region, following a government crackdown on people found in possession of illegal gemstones.

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