The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 01 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Resident shot as clash erupts near mines

Faulty land records are at the root of the latest clash between villagers and mining companies, civil society representatives say.

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Police to add officers for election security

Police in Mandalay will be stretched to the limit providing security for November’s general election, the force says.

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Sparks of intellect ignite lively debate

Horizon International School team Triple J takes first place in English debate tournament celebrating 60th anniversary of Technological University (Mandalay).

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Police offer weapons amnesty after raids

Police are offering a weapons amnesty in the wake of a combined police and military raid on a Mandalay sweet shop run by twin brothers who were arrested in possession of large quantities of firearms.

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Mandalay households to get 30-year land leases

Nearly 3000 households in Mandalay will be issued 30-year land lease grants in an effort to clear up their ownership status, local authorities say.

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Experts stress need for public transport

French public transport experts predict that the population of Mandalay will double within the next 10 years – and that a public transport system is required to serve them.

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‘Oldest woman’ recovers from hen pecking

Grandmother to the nation Daw Mya Kyi is eating again and has her family and friends around her, her daughter says.

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Yangon-Pyin Oo Lwin bus line closed after accident

A bus line involved in a deadly accident last May has been closed down by the authorities. Elite Express, which ran between Yangon and Pyin Oo Lwin, was ordered shuttered by Mandalay Region’s road transport minister, U Kyaw San, on July 4.

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Donors promise $105m in loans for infrastructure

Loans of US$45 million from French development agency AFD and $60 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are expected to receive parliamentary approval in the coming weeks to improve Mandalay’s water supply, garbage disposal systems and transportation systems.

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Parties invited to mediate election disputes

Nine political parties have agreed to name representatives to a disputes committee to be set up by the Mandalay Region Election Commission.

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