The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 18 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mandalay vote to hit new electoral low

Little interest, few candidates and seven-month terms of office have many asking why municipal authorities are holding a vote.

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Candidate flies flag for Mandalay women

Daw Khin Lay Myint is well-known in Mandalay; a prominent fixture at most civil society-organised social events. She’s used to leading from the front, with her trademark enthusiasm.

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Cultural, environment protections promised for Amarapura project

A model village project that would recreate an ancient community will preserve the environment and respect history, a development company spokesperson assured journalists yesterday.

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Mayor spends K400 million on pandal

Mandalay City Development Committee will fork out more than K400 million (US$389,000) on its water festival stage this Thingyan, a member has revealed to The Myanmar Times.

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Four groups to take part in Mandalay Thangyat contest

Four Thingyan entertainment troupes are set to take part in Mandalay’s thangyat competition this year, according to organisers.

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Civil servants in Mandalay to face rent hike

Mandalay civil servants will face much higher rents when they move into a new housing estate on 26th Street later this year, the government says.

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Civil servants forced out of housing wait on rent payments

Government staff moved to temporary accommodation in Mandalay say the government has failed to pay up on promised rental payments.

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MCDC reveals affordable housing plan

Migrant workers whose homes were demolished to prettify the city of Mandalay in advance of the visit of the King of Norway last December are to be rehoused in low-income flats built exclusively for them.

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BBC reporter charged after Mandalay protest

A local reporter for the Myanmar service of the BBC has been charged with assaulting a police officer in Mandalay during student-led protests on motorcycles there and in Yangon on Armed Forces Day that also resulted in several arrests.

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Mandalay mother mourns a lost son

Verdict for those who instigated last year’s unrest brings back painful memories for long-time resident.


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