The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 03 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Gay rights group to file complaint over abuse

A gay rights network says it will submit complaint letters to the human rights commission and parliament over allegations that police abused a group of transsexuals in Mandalay.


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Cap set on Taungbyone stall fees

Organisers of the nat festival have set a cap on how much companies can charge stall-holders for space, after high rental fees resulted in many vendors boycotting last year’s event.

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Three rapes reported in one day in Mandalay

Three minors in Mandalay were raped on the same day last week, police said, as they reported an increase in rape cases for the first half of 2013.

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Mandalay police foil two alleged human traffickers

Two people have been arrested and charged with human trafficking after police thwarted an attempt to lure a young woman from Mandalay Region to Bhamo in Kachin State.

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Japanese experts to help preserve historic buildings

One of Japan’s most esteemed universities plans to lend its expertise and resources to the architectural community’s efforts to preserve treasured historical sites.

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Mandalay moat an oasis for city’s gay community

At night, the pavement beside 26th Street becomes a promenade for transsexuals in Myanmar’s former royal capita.



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Police blame reckless driving for death toll

Almost 100 people died on Mandalay’s roads in the first half of the year, a traffic police official said last week.

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Municipal workers need “reforms”: MDY minister

Civil servants need to start being a bit more civil, Mandalay City Development Committee heard on July 1.

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Government auctions off state-run hotels

Some of the country’s most prized state-run hotel properties have quietly been put out to tender.


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Suspect charged over Pyin Oo Lwin bombing

An arrest has been made in connection with a June 30 explosion in Pyin Oo Lwin that resulted in three people being hospitalised.

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