The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 20 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Amarapura residents complain over land seizure for cemetery

Residents in Amarapura township have sent a letter of complaint to Mandalay Region’s chief minister over land seized in 2000 that is being used for a cemetery.


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No vacancy for tourists in Myanmar homes

Foreigners should not stay outside hotels because their behaviour is “not appropriate” and violates Myanmar customs, tourism minister says.

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Man injured by elephant dies as attacks continue

A man injured in a wild elephant attack last month has died from his injuries, according to residents of Thabeikkyin township in Mandalay Region.

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Minister calls for mining investment

Mining enterprises in Mandalay Region would benefit if the government changed the laws to allow foreign investment in small- and medium-sized companies, the region’s forestry and mining minister says.

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Head of co-op denies ministry allegations

The head of a disbanded shoemaking cooperative in Mandalay denies claims of misusing assets, pointing instead to ministry figures.

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Arrests made over July 21 Mandalay blast

Police have arrested two people in relation to last week’s Mandalay bombing who were captured on CCTV footage in the area just prior to the blast.


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Bombing sentences ‘an injustice’: accused

Five men convicted for a series of bomb attacks have described their sentences as an “injustice”.


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US to fund restoration of Mandalay monastery

The US will provide US$500,000 for the restoration of Shwe Nan Daw Monastery in Mandalay, one of the few remaining links with King Mindon’s royal palace.


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Mandalay journalists donate to remote schools

A philanthropic group of young journalists from Mandalay have made donations to two monastic schools.


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Farmers campaign over decades-old land feud

Farmers in Mandalay’s Amarapura township are banding together to correct what they say is an injustice from Myanmar’s socialist period.


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