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The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

U Gambira’s wife testifies in MDY court

A testimony given by U Gambira’s wife in court yesterday was marred by poor interpretation, according to the 2007 protest leader.

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Temporary stalls planned for burned-out shop owners

A temporary market will be built after Thingyan for those who lost their shops in a fire at Mingalar Market last month, a Mandalay City Development Committee official has confirmed.

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Mandalay chief minister promises review of approved projects

Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Zaw Myint Maung has vowed to review projects awarded by the outgoing government.

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‘I deserve to be free,’ former monk U Gambira tells court

As 2007 protest leader U Gambira and his mother pleaded for his release in court yesterday, his lawyer said he was giving up hope that the former monk will be found not guilty.

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Magwe chief minister outlines initial plans

Magwe Region’s new chief minister yesterday mapped out tentative plans for his first 100 days in office, announcing a focus on natural disaster recovery and agriculture development.

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Death toll rises from meningitis outbreak

Eight young children have died in Mandalay following an outbreak of a severe meningitis infection that has also spread to Yangon.

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Farmers outline land issues for new governments

The newly established Sagaing Region Farmers Union plans to present a list of 21 issues facing farmers in the region to the incoming Union and regional governments.

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NLD to slash size of state and region administrations

After cutting the number of ministers and ministries at the Union level, the National League for Democracy now plans to take the axe to region governments, an official confirmed yesterday.

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Small-scale hydro power plan in Mandalay

A small-scale hydroelectric station could soon be generating power in Thazi township, in Meiktila District, a regional minister said yesterday.

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Fire burns through Mandalay market

A fire that tore through Mandalay’s Mingalar Market on March 22 has injured several firefighters while gutting hundreds of shops and causing thousands of dollars in damages.

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