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Five dead as Sagaing ferry capsizes

Divers and local volunteers are continuing to search for survivors following the sinking of a ferry in the Chindwin River in Sagaing Region on October 15. At least five people are known to be dead, but fears are growing that the death toll will be much higher.

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Mandalay journalist threatened after reporting on illegal logging

A journalist who says he was forced to flee his home for fear of reprisals from timber smugglers has accused local authorities in Mandalay Region of not coming to his aid. And another reporter, a freelancer, staged a one-man protest denouncing “corrupt officials”.

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People with disabilities gather for White Cane Day

More than a hundred people with disabilities from Magwe township gathered on October 15, White Cane Day, to celebrate their resilience and to change the prevailing views about disability.

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Magwe hluttaw unanimously rejects distillery reopening

A proposal to resume production at the UKT distillery, which was shuttered in Magwe Region’s Aunglan township earlier this year, has been unanimously rejected by the regional hluttaw.

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Media group threatens libel suit after former employees of closed newspaper demand back pay

A fierce row over claims for millions in compensation following the sudden closure of a Mandalay newspaper has intensified, as the publisher concerned has threatened critics with a libel suit.

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Mandalay to crack down on child beggars

“Fagins” who train children to beg from passers-by will face a government crackdown as part of the drive to take homeless youngsters off the streets and protect them from a life of crime.

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Advocate suggests appeal for dhamma-disturbing Dutchman

The chair of the Myanmar Legal Aid Network has encouraged Klaas Haytema to appeal a recent verdict handed down to the Dutch national after he sparked outrage by unplugging an amplifier that was broadcasting a Buddhist sermon.

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Mandalay gets schooled on rubbish

Mandalay City Development Committee is trying to clean up the city’s streets through a public education campaign on waste disposal and a crackdown on litterbugs.

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International White Cane Day returns to Mandalay

To raise the morale and the visibility of people with disabilities, advocacy organisations are joining forces with local government authorities to stage White Cane Day in Mandalay on October 15.

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Warden suspended following Myingyan prison melee

The warden of Myingyan Prison in Mandalay Region has been suspended following a melee that occurred yesterday morning between inmates and penitentiary guards.

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