Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mandalay chief to launch liquor inspections

With the morals of the youth at stake, liquor licences throughout Mandalay Region will soon be subject to scrutiny, according to the chief minister.

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Monks and nuns to lose wheels

Monks and nuns are no longer allowed to drive motorbikes or cars in Mandalay Region after the local aangha issued an order on May 22.

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Farmers given strict parameters for concession land

No-show farmers have been put on notice that the land the government sold them has to be used for agriculture – or they may face prison time. The outgoing government granted concessions in respect of nearly half a million acres in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region, on condition that it was cultivated.

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Residents critical of large-scale religious conversion in Meiktila

Nationalist Buddhist monks from Ma Ba Tha are holding large-scale religious conversion ceremonies in Muslim enclaves, drawing criticism from local residents.

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Legendary writers' group relaunches

After a pause lasting more than half a century, the Upper Burma Writers Association is back. The legendary group, which suspended operations after the coup of General Ne Win in 1962, reformed on May 22.

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Judges given mandate by Mandalay chief minister

Judges have a special responsibility to uphold the law in an honest and unbiased manner, Mandalay Region’s chief minister told senior judiciary members in a conference on May 18.

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Sagaing protest column sent to prison

Dozens of protesters have been detained by police and will face charges for staging a march on the capital.

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Mandalay monk convicted, fined for logging

A Popular monk who has spent months in jail and been called to court for 57 hearings in relation to his attempt to rebuild a pagoda compound is finally free.

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Ministry to prosecute farmers living in a protected forest

Three farmers living on protected forest land in Sagaing Region will face legal action and their land will not be returned, a minister told parliament.

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CSOs tackle India-Myanmar narcotics trade

Civil society activists in northwest Myanmar are reaching out to their Indian counterparts in a bid to tackle the narcotics crisis along the border.

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