Saturday, October 01, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Magwe farmers demand return of land seized in the 1990s

Farmers from Magwe Region have formally submitted complaints, for a third time this year, demanding the return of acreage seized by the Ministry of Defence in the late 1990s.

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Two incumbents, four new faces elected to MCDC

The results of the hotly contested Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) election are in: Two incumbents, along with four new members, have been elected to the six vacant seats on the committee, according to an MCDC spokesperson.

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Pyigyitagun to benefit from water works

Drinking water will soon be more readily available to residents of Pyigyi­tagun township in Mandalay, thanks to a Mandalay City Development Committee project aimed at improving the public water supply in their municipality.

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Workers demand govt end textile feud

On September 23, more than 600 workers from the Panda Textile factory staged a demonstration in Paleik, Mandalay Region, demanding the government end a long-running dispute about pay and contracts.

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Low voter turnout again reported in Mandalay municipal election

Imitating their counterparts in some more long-standing democracies, citizens in Mandalay have demonstrated a distinct disinterest in local municipal elections, with initial reports of low voter turnout for yesterday’s poll to select six members to Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC).

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An oasis in Myanmar’s dry zone

A car stirs up a cloud of dust as it drives along a dirt road through a wilting, dried-out forest. The heat is so intense that the trees are nothing more than stems, their leaves lying in piles on the ground.

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Lawmaker requests return of land occupied by USDP

An attempt to seize the Mandalay Region head office of the former ruling party and to restore it to public use has been rebuffed by the regional government. The value of the land, almost 1 acre in extent, in Chan Aye Tharzan township, is estimated at billions of kyat.

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Two more villages to welcome dolphin tourism

Two new villages will be included in itineraries for tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of the rare Irrawaddy dolphin.

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Tourists flock to Mandalay in increasing numbers

Even as it was hit with an earthquake and with flooding, Myanmar’s second-largest city has seen an uptick in tourists numbers so far this year.

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Cars banned from entering Bagan’s Tharabar gate

To preserve the structural integrity of pagodas damaged in last month’s earthquake, cars are being barred from entering the main gate into Bagan’s old city.

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