The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 05 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Observers will be allowed in military polling stations: UEC

Both domestic and international observers will be allowed to enter military polling stations, according to U Aung Htut, chair of the Union Election Commission for Mandalay Region.

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Highway car washers fear for jobs after Public Works demand

Car wash shops clinging to a precarious livelihood along the Pyin Oo Lwin Road, Mandalay Region, are anxiously awaiting the outcome of an apparently official instruction to close down their businesses.

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Families fight university land grab

Residents arrested and detained for resisting attempts to evict them from their homes have accused Mandalay’s Yatanarpon University of “tyranny” directed against women.

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MCDC suspends levy on vehicles entering Mandalay

Apparently bowing to public pressure, Mandalay authorities have suspended a controversial scheme to levy a roadside tax on vehicles registered outside the city as they enter.

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Factories cleared of blame for fish die-off at Taungthaman

Death of hundreds of thousands of fish at popular tourist spot in Amarapura township was likely due to the hot weather, not the pumping of wastewater into the lake from a nearby industrial zone, according to officials.

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Police warn on precursor chemicals

Mandalay police have announced a crackdown on illegal drugs, including stricter licensing of controlled chemicals that can be used to make drugs.

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June re-run for two seats in Mandalay

Elections will be held next month for the two remaining townships in Mandalay that failed to return successful candidates on May 3, the city’s election commission announced yesterday.

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MCDC vote cancelled

First, the good news: the turnout in Mandalay’s municipal election on May 3 was a surprising 60 percent.

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Voters go through the motions in Mandalay

As voting closed in yesterday’s municipal elections, officials manning polling stations said turnout appeared to be about 50 percent, but even those who bothered to vote seemed to do so unenthusiastically.

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Election interest dims further ahead of May 3 municipal vote

Excitement levels in Mandalay’s municipal election ratcheted a further step downward yesterday as the number of townships to be contested was reduced by 50 percent.

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