The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 02 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mobile team expands anti-smuggling activities

Commerce officials are to expand a crackdown on smuggling in Mandalay Region, particularly to cut down on the import of food unfit for human consumption.

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Police nab weapons cache in Mandalay

Five rifles, 252 bullets, a walkie-talkie and 20 amphetamine tablets wrapped in a sack were seized by police on June 26 after they checked a white Toyota Land Cruiser travelling from Singu to Shwebo in Sagaing Region.

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Myanmar promotes success in opium poppy substitution

Thailand is providing 350 million baht (US$10.4 million) in partnering with Myanmar to develop alternatives to opium poppy cultivation in 56 villages in the border area of Mong Hsat in Shan State, according to Vice President U Sai Mauk Kham.

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Local, foreign doctors to offer scoliosis treatment

Young people suffering from spinal complaints could receive free treatment under a program launched by Mandalay Orthopaedic Hospital.

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Worker rescued after 34-hour ordeal

A worker who was trapped under collapsed scaffolding and concrete at a construction site in Mandalay was finally freed following a desperate 34-hour rescue effort by the Red Cross Society and Fire Services Department.

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Illegal food, medicines destroyed

In a K200 million bonfire, illegal food and medicines seized by Mandalay’s Food and Drug Administration were torched at the city’s Aye Yeik Nyein Cemetery on June 19.

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Collapse of scaffolding leaves two dead

The collapse of steel scaffolding at the under-construction Pullman Hotel in Mandalay on June 20 left two workers dead and 18 injured, rescue workers said yesterday.

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Health staff conduct raids

Nearly every chemist’s shop in Mandalay inspected by Food and Drug Administration officials was found to be selling illegal medicines, the FDA said last week.

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Mandalay voters correct mistakes

Attentive voters have been sending in their complaints to local electoral officials following the display of voter lists in Mandalay.

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Mandalay hospital boss seeks expansion

The city’s general hospital is bursting at the seams and administrators are seeking funding to boost the number of beds by 50 percent.

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