Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Jailed students urge voters to elect new govt

Students jailed for demonstrating against the National Education Law have urged voters to reject the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party in the November 8 election. Members of the Yadanapon Student Union, who called for the end of the “military government”, said that otherwise parents would have to see their children arrested and imprisoned like them.

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Mandalay’s Taungthaman Lake to become environmental conservation site next year

Conservationists are hoping that a government decision to designate Mandalay’s Taungthaman Lake an environmental conservation area could protect the marine life there. The decision follows a series of massive die-offs that have killed tens of thousands of fish in the lake, which is fringed by factories.

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Big tourism increase forecast for Bagan

Despite the doubling of the entry fee to the Bagan tourist zone over the past two years, and discouraging news of floods and explosions, officials expect visitor numbers to continue to grow “dramatically” in the near future.

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Local candidates call on voters to choose people over parties

Smaller opposition parties without the fame and celebrity status of the National League for Democracy have reversed Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s campaign slogan: Vote for the candidates, not the party, they say.

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Dictatorship will die if NLD wins election: patron

An overwhelming National League for Democracy win in the election that enables it to form government will kill off dictatorship, the party’s patron told supporters in Mandalay.

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Land return was not campaigning: minister

Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Ye Myint has denied accusations that he returned confiscated land to farmers in Pyin Oo Lwin in order to help his chances of re-election.

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‘World’s largest book’ gets a touch-up

The famous marble slabs at Mandalay’s Kuthodaw Pagoda have been undergoing a major scrubbing since last month, with more than 600 of the 729 stones already cleansed of lime, graffiti and paint.

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Mandalay golf resort project faces land-grabbing claims

Defiant farmers in Mandalay Region are cultivating fields they say they own as negotiations with the local authorities broke down.

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Cash flow problem strikes small parties’ campaign plans

Only a handful of political parties have applied for permission to canvass in Mandalay, even though permit requirements have been relaxed and election day looms less than six weeks away.

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Police officer stabbed in Mandalay

A traffic police officer was yesterday stabbed and killed after issuing a fine to a motorcyclist found driving without a licence.

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