The Myanmar Times
Friday, 31 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Police hail traffic safety campaign

Traffic police praised road users last week after road deaths and injuries fell in Mandalay District in the first seven months of 2014.

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Charity school prompts officials to act in Mandalay

One month after a local charity in Mandalay began teaching a group of poor children by the side of a major city street, authorities have stepped in and promised them free schooling.

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Hluttaw stays silent on conflicts

After the latest outbreak of interreligious violence between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Mandalay subsided, President U Thein Sein declared that the incident was incited by an unknown group whose motives remained unclear.

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Ayeyarwady River level rises in Mandalay

The level of the Ayeyarwady River at Mandalay has declined slightly after a rapid rise during the month of July, but officials say it could still reach its danger point.

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Mandalay curfew scares off nat festival visitors

The Taungbyone festival used to be buzzing until well after midnight, but the 10pm curfew in Mandalay has put a damper on night-time crowds – and hurt businesses.

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NGOs focus on sexual health awareness

Health workers and NGOs that focus on stemming the spread of sexually transmitted diseases conducted outreach activities at the Taungbyone nat festival in Mandalay’s Madaya township last week.

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Mandalay journalists to form union

Citing government “oppression”, journalists in Mandalay are banding together to form a union, organisers said last week. Organising committee member U Min Din, editor-in-chief of Mandalay Khit, said a conference will be convened in mid-August.

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Pirates of the Ayeyarwady terrorise port communities

River pirates are running rampant on moored boats in Mandalay but ship owners and workers are too afraid to report cases to police or the media, sources in the area say.

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Extra security promised for Taungbyone nat festival

Recent violence in Mandalay will not affect the annual Taungbyone nat festival but officials have promised heightened security at the event, which begins this week in Madaya township.

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Mandalay jade pagoda nearing completion

A pagoda in Mandalay made entirely of jade is nearing completion, its backer says.

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