The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mandalay gold shops ‘beckoning danger’ with weak security

Despite growing concerns about burglars targeting gold-selling shops in Mandalay, most such businesses still have poor security and are having trouble finding well-trained guards to hire.

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Dog lovers issue appeal for donations

Animal lovers in Mandalay are appealing for donors to help them rescue dogs from meat market traffickers, with donations going towards building a shelter.

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Mandalay charity receives regional prize

A Mandalay philanthropic organisation has been honoured for its social activities by the regional government.



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Historic monasteries in dire state

Lack of maintenance has left many historically significant wooden and brick monasteries in Mandalay and nearby Amarapura in a poor state.


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Protest "not local enough", say police

Police in Mandalay have denied yet another request made for a peaceful protest in the region – this time on the grounds that the issue is not relevant to the local community.

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Former civil servants protest land decision

Retired staff from the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation are contesting a decision to return ministry-owned land to three men who claim to be the rightful owners.

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Foreign prisoners freed from Mandalay, Sagaing

Forty-six foreign prisoners, mostly from China, were freed from Mandalay’s Oboe Prison in an amnesty earlier this month, according to immigration officials.


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Mandalay protest denied, "not local enough"

Police in Mandalay have denied yet another request made for a peaceful protest in the region – this time on the grounds that the issue is not relevant to the local community.

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Lack of doctors stirs protest at new hospital

Residents in rural Mandalay Region are upset that their self-funded hospital has been without a government-appointed doctor for more than two months.

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Talks begin on minimum wage

The Ministry of Labour has met Mandalay employers and workers to solicit advice on the setting of a minimum wage in the region.

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