Sunday, August 28, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mandalay monk convicted, fined for logging

A Popular monk who has spent months in jail and been called to court for 57 hearings in relation to his attempt to rebuild a pagoda compound is finally free.

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Ministry to prosecute farmers living in a protected forest

Three farmers living on protected forest land in Sagaing Region will face legal action and their land will not be returned, a minister told parliament.

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CSOs tackle India-Myanmar narcotics trade

Civil society activists in northwest Myanmar are reaching out to their Indian counterparts in a bid to tackle the narcotics crisis along the border.

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President’s Office orders return of farmers’ land

The President’s Office has agreed to return to farmers land that had been confiscated to build Yadanarpon Bridge.

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Magwe farmers take old complaint to new govt

Farmers in Magwe Region have called on the new Union and regional governments to help recover land they say was taken from them by the military in 1998. U Paw Oo, chair of the farmers’ network in Sinbaungwe township, says more than 12,000 acres of prime paddy-growing land was confiscated and the farmers who had lived on it displaced.

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Police demand workers halt march to capital

Workers from a plywood factory in Sagaing’s industrial zone may soon be facing police intervention if they continue their protest march to Nay Pyi Taw, the ministry of labour announced.

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Nationalist protest in Mandalay to go ahead with new route

A permit has been granted to protesters planning to hold a rally in Mandalay today against the use of the word “Rohingya”, according to the Mandalay Region police force which reached an agreement on the intended route through Myanmar’s second city.

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El Niño to stick around through June

El Niño is weakening, but it hasn’t gone away, say weather experts. The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology announced on May 5 that though sea temperatures were falling, indicating a reduction in the strength of the weather phenomenon, its impact would continue to be felt through June.

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Cashier-less shops catch on in Mandalay

They said it wouldn’t work. But a merchant’s trust in his fellow citizens seems to be paying off. For more than a week now, “cashier-less shops” in Mandalay have been turning a profit, as customers leave their money in exchange for goods, with no one guarding the till.

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False alarm over H5N1 outbreak

Testing for bird flu has failed to detect the deadly H5N1 virus in the Monywa chicken-breeding zone. The tests were ordered as farmers killed 70,000 birds between early April and May 6, fearing that apparent flu deaths indicated the presence of the virus.

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