Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Inwa museum to close for an upgrade

Later this month, the Inwa Archaeological Museum will close for the remainder of the year as renovation work gets under way.

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Pyin Oo Lwin rubbish dump to relocate

The rubbish dump in Pyin Oo Lwin township is finally set for relocation, after years of complaints from residents about the foul smell.

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NLD official in hot water over sexist online ‘teasing’

A National League for Democracy official from Pyin Oo Lwin could face legal action after comments he made online regarding two local women caused significant offence and a minor scandal.

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Loud and proud, campaigning for MCDC election irks Mandalay residents

Rowdy early campaigning for seats on Mandalay City Development Committee has some residents of Myanmar’s second city longing for a more disciplined democratic exercise.

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Govt to intervene in Panda textile row

The industry minister is to step into a long-running dispute involving Panda Textile Factory, whose workers say management has broken an agreement on pay and labour conditions. The management has denied the accusation.

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State-owned Magwe factories under review

Magwe labour officials are inspecting three state-owned factories for poor performance and plan to submit a report to the region hluttaw when it reopens. The Hluttaw’s Labour, Immigration and Population Committee is focusing on how workers’ rights can be improved on the state-run production lines, committee chair U Thet Khaing told The Myanmar Times.

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Lakeside sunset viewing hill proposed in Bagan

Sunsest viewings in Bagan are about to get a new vantage point.

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Mandalay notes drop in dengue cases

Dengue fever cases have plummeted in Mandalay Region this year, with health officials attributing the dip to effective pesticide spraying and cyclical trends of the disease.

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Magwe city gathers donations for Bagan restoration

Charity groups in Magwe city raised over US$10,000 in donations in just one day for restoring Bagan after an earthquake last month damaged some 400 historic pagodas.

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Letpadaung protesters meet Sagaing ministers

Locals opposing the controversial Letpadaung copper mine in Salingyi township met with two Sagaing Region ministers this week, the first concerted effort by the regional National League for Democracy government to address long-standing grievances about the project since its leadership was installed earlier this year.

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