The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

15 perish in KTV fire in Magwe

Fifteen people were killed and one injured in a fire that broke at a KTV lounge in Magwe. The injured woman is in a critical condition, and is being treated at the Magwe Region Hospital, according to the regional Fire Brigade.

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King Thibaw mausoleum planned in Mandalay

A mausoleum for Myanmar’s last monarch of the Konbaung dynasty King Thibaw is being planned at the Mandalay Palace, a descendant of the late king said.

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Gold traders to sign petition against 5pc tax on gold foil

Gold entrepreneurs and traders plan to meet next month to try and launch a petition against the imposition of a 5 percent commercial tax on highly-purified gold foil, said U Tin Tun, chairman of the Mandalay Gold Entrepreneurs Association.

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Pyin Oo Lwin’s garbage collection to be done by City Development Committee

Pyin Oo Lwin’s garbage collection system, which was handed over to be managed by a private company since February 2016, will be handled by the Pyin Oo Lwin City Development Committee beginning April 1, 2017.

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Govt to set up land rental system for entrepreneurs

In a meeting with the Mandalay Region Merchants and Industrialists Association, Union Minster U Kyaw Win for Planning and Finance said a land rental system will be put in place for entrepreneurs in all regions to facilitate their businesses.

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Maid claims scalded, beaten by couple in Magwe

A 17-year-old domestic maid in Magwe has claimed she was scalded with hot water and beaten with a broom and belt by her employers during the time she worked in their house.

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Finding recreation at the cool Mann Creek

The Mann Creek, running through the hills, originates from the western mountain ranges. It is clear and cool, always flows and can refresh anyone regardless of age and wealth.

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Letpadaung demonstrators’ camps closed

The authorities shut down demonstrators’ camps on March 28, following the suspension of quarry activities in Letpadaung mine site by the General Administration Department.

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Traders appeal against rental fee hike

Business owners at the Yadanarbon (F) Market in Mandalay’s Pyigyitagun township are baffled over a 750 percent hike in shop rental fees that will come into effect starting April 1.

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Myanmar to export bamboo charcoal

Bamboo charcoal, which contains many beneficial chemical compounds, may soon reap export revenue for Myanmar.

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