Saturday, May 07, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mandalay vows to solve land grabs

All parliamentary business has been pushed to the backburner in Mandalay, while MPs strive to solve land grabbing cases, according to the hluttaw chair.

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Mandalay’s historical U Bein Bridge under repair

U Bein Bridge is being repaired, but that’s no thanks to many of its users, say experts. Archaeology department officials have complained that too many people are misusing the bridge by cycling across it, dropping cigarette ends and littering the place with betel quid wrappings.

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List of political prisoners prepared

Urging the government to oversee another round of amnesties, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners said it will soon submit a list of the remaining prisoners of conscience.

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More than 1000 tonnes of illegal wood seized in Pyin Oo Lwin

A civil society group in Pyin Oo Lwin has criticised the district’s forestry department for a lack of transparency about its crackdown on illegal logging.

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Mandalay FDA takes aim at unlicensed drugs

Drugstore owners who sell expired medication, or operate without a licence, could go to prison, Mandalay Food and Drug Administration officials are warning. Starting today, the FDA is launching a dialogue with local pharmacy owners in which they will advise them of its new policies, warning of a crackdown against unlicensed or delinquent shops.

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100 days project to ramp up infrastructure in Mandalay

Mandalay Region is dedicating over K600 million to improve existing roads and bridges, and bring water to parched villages, according to the Rural Development Department.

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Administrator vows to end illegal trade in Thabeikkyin township

Illegal smuggling of cattle and natural resources must end, and alternative sources of income identified, said a Thabeikkyin township administrator.

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Billions planned to stem water shortages

Mandalay Region government is to spend billions bringing drinking water to more than 100 villages that they fear could run dry over the next few weeks.

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Landmine scare rocks Shan trekking hopes

A landmine explosion that injured two foreign tourists and their guide while trekking in Shan State has served as a bleak reminder of the deadly legacy of decades of civil war – just as poorer remote areas of Myanmar were looking forward to an economic boost from the democracy dividend.

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U Gambira convicted, given six-month sentence

Former Saffron Revolution monk U Gambira was convicted yesterday of what critics have called spurious and politically motivated charges.

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