Friday, April 29, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

At least eight killed as severe storms lash northern Myanmar

Violent storms that saw hailstones the size of golf balls rain down across the north of the country have killed at least eight people, toppled pagodas and damaged thousands of buildings, according to officials.

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More political prisoners set for release next week

More political prisoners are to be freed over the coming week, a senior government official said yesterday, as three more were released from prisons in Mandalay Region.

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River pirates caught after clash with police

River pirates wielding knives and Molotov cocktails have been arrested near Mandalay, after they allegedly robbed a coal barge and attacked police.

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Researchers learn from quake aftermath

Local and international experts are studying last week’s magnitude-6.8 earthquake that rumbled Sagaing Region and was felt across the country. No deaths or serious damage was reported, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement announced the following day.

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Mandalay Thingyan rules eased

Municipal authorities in Mandalay have reversed restrictions on water use for this year’s Thingyan festival. Mandalay City Development Committee will now allow water to be taken from the city’s palace moat, deeming that it would have no effect on supply to homes in the city.

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Mandalay Region cabinet approved

MPs in Mandalay have approved the new regional government cabinet put forward by chief minister U Zaw Myint Maung on April 4.

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U Gambira’s wife testifies in MDY court

A testimony given by U Gambira’s wife in court yesterday was marred by poor interpretation, according to the 2007 protest leader.

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Temporary stalls planned for burned-out shop owners

A temporary market will be built after Thingyan for those who lost their shops in a fire at Mingalar Market last month, a Mandalay City Development Committee official has confirmed.

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Mandalay chief minister promises review of approved projects

Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Zaw Myint Maung has vowed to review projects awarded by the outgoing government.

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‘I deserve to be free,’ former monk U Gambira tells court

As 2007 protest leader U Gambira and his mother pleaded for his release in court yesterday, his lawyer said he was giving up hope that the former monk will be found not guilty.

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