The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 27 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mandalay journalists to form union

Citing government “oppression”, journalists in Mandalay are banding together to form a union, organisers said last week. Organising committee member U Min Din, editor-in-chief of Mandalay Khit, said a conference will be convened in mid-August.

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Pirates of the Ayeyarwady terrorise port communities

River pirates are running rampant on moored boats in Mandalay but ship owners and workers are too afraid to report cases to police or the media, sources in the area say.

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Extra security promised for Taungbyone nat festival

Recent violence in Mandalay will not affect the annual Taungbyone nat festival but officials have promised heightened security at the event, which begins this week in Madaya township.

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Mandalay jade pagoda nearing completion

A pagoda in Mandalay made entirely of jade is nearing completion, its backer says.

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Flower power helps kids in Mandalay stay in class

Dozens of young children who normally sell flowers around Mandalay’s royal moat have been given some much needed days off thanks to a newly launched volunteer organisation known as “Flower Growers Teaching Class”.

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Road deaths fall in Mandalay

Police in Mandalay have reported a slight drop in road deaths in the first half of this year.

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Arrests made over Mandalay killings

Police in Mandalay have arrested a number of people in connection with the killing of two men, a Buddhist and a Muslim, at the height of religious violence earlier this month.

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Government to lift curfew ‘soon’ after hundreds detained

Officials in Mandalay say the city is returning to normality and they hope to lift a 9pm-to-5am curfew “as soon as possible”.

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Last-minute rush to register motorbikes

More than 30,000 illegal motorcycles have been registered in urban Mandalay under a Road Transport Administration Department amnesty program.

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Police to monitor downtown Mandalay with CCTV

Security cameras will be installed in downtown Mandalay to combat crime, says Chief Superintendent Zaw Min Oo from Mandalay Region Police Force.

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