Friday, July 01, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

ILO to research migrant workers’ challenges, assets

The International Labour Organization will conduct research into the experiences that Myanmar migrant workers have faced abroad and how the country benefits after they return home, according to the UN agency.

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Protesters demand waterways be unblocked

A group of seven gathered on the Yangon-Mandalay highway with signs yesterday, protesting projects that are blocking lakes, ponds, rivers and creeks in Amarapura township, Mandalay Region.

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Magwe distillery to be shut down over stench complaints

A Magwe Region minister said last week that a local distillery in Aunglan township has been ordered to shut down, in response to persistent demands for its closure from local residents who say the operation stinks.

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Excavation at Thai king’s tomb stops pending bilateral talks

The excavation of the tomb of an ancient Thai king in a Mandalay cemetery has been suspended on order of the city’s development committee. MCDC has written to the officials in charge of the excavation of the tomb of King Udombhara in Lin Zin Kone Cemetery, in Amarapura township.

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Mandalay blood bank 34% shy of requirement

Mandalay General Hospital needs more blood.

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Residents push protected status for Yay Pyan

Save our mountain, local residents are saying in Pyin Oo Lwin. An environmental conservation group has enlisted villagers and local authorities in a bid to keep Yay Pyan Mountain lush, green and untouched.

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Mandalay farmers dispute land in protected forest area

A group of 29 farmers whose land at the foot of Shwe Thar Lyaung Mountain in Mandalay Region was confiscated by the government in 2008 are demanding the right to cultivate there once again.

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Traditional medicine practitioners sour over unlicensed technology prohibition

Practitioners of Myanmar traditional medicine are being reduced to the status of mere masseurs, they are complaining. They were attacking a statement released by the health department forbidding them to use technology that is unlicensed or has no connection with Myanmar traditional healing techniques.

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Day-trippers to Sont Ye Lake on the rise

More and more people are coming to enjoy a day out on the lake, amid sleeping birds and tasty fish, with visitors to Mandalay Region’s Sont Ye natural lake on the rise this year, residents say.

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Police intercept car import racket

Traffic police confiscated 36 unlicensed “top model” cars at monasteries in Mandalay on the same day this week, according to officials.

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