Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Nationalist protest in Mandalay to go ahead with new route

A permit has been granted to protesters planning to hold a rally in Mandalay today against the use of the word “Rohingya”, according to the Mandalay Region police force which reached an agreement on the intended route through Myanmar’s second city.

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El Niño to stick around through June

El Niño is weakening, but it hasn’t gone away, say weather experts. The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology announced on May 5 that though sea temperatures were falling, indicating a reduction in the strength of the weather phenomenon, its impact would continue to be felt through June.

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Cashier-less shops catch on in Mandalay

They said it wouldn’t work. But a merchant’s trust in his fellow citizens seems to be paying off. For more than a week now, “cashier-less shops” in Mandalay have been turning a profit, as customers leave their money in exchange for goods, with no one guarding the till.

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False alarm over H5N1 outbreak

Testing for bird flu has failed to detect the deadly H5N1 virus in the Monywa chicken-breeding zone. The tests were ordered as farmers killed 70,000 birds between early April and May 6, fearing that apparent flu deaths indicated the presence of the virus.

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Temporary market to be built in Mandalay

A tempoary market will be built in Mandalay to help sellers still waiting for the burned-out Mingalar market to be repaired, according to officials.

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Mandalay FDA targets food additives

Food producers who put banned chemical dyes in their products could face prison, Mandalay’s Food and Drug Administration has warned. The FDA says it is determined to stamp out the practice of using harmful food additives. Their first step will be to declare Zay Cho market clean of such additives.

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Group asks for alms to stave off drought

Parched and remote Magwe Region villages will soon be getting a small measure of reprieve through donations. A charity group organised entertainment and went around Magwe City on May 9 collecting alms.

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Police instructed to clean up their act

Magwe Region Chief Minister U Aung Moe Nyo has directed police to tackle corruption, bolster regional security, implement the rule of law and curb crime rates, as part of the government’s 100-day program.

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NLD fix temporary truce at Letpadaung

As tensions between police and barricade-stampeding protesters continued to escalate outside the entrance to the Letpadaung copper mine over the weekend, the Sagaing chief minister agreed to broker emergency talks.

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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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