The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 03 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Dogs overrun Mandalay hospital

Mandalay's main hospital has been overrun - but not by patients. Stray dogs are roaming the wards, terrorising staff, patients and their relatives, amid accusations the hospital's management has failed to take act on complaints about the problem.

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Mandalay chief minister charged with negligence over house fire

Mandalay Region’s chief minister  is facing up to three years in prison following a recent fire at his house in Aung Myay Thar San township.


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Thangyat groups flout municipal order on programs

Mandalay’s Thingyan entertainment troupes are refusing to submit their performances to a committee set up by the city to vet their content.

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MCDC to reroute water to avert floods

Municipal authorities in Mandalay have announced plans to reroute water from the Shan hills into the Doketawady River to reduce flooding in the downtown area.


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Police stop more power protests

Police in Mandalay have stopped another candlelight demonstration against a recent hike in electricity prices but promised not to take legal action against activists.


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Police informants accused of harassing, pushing journalists

Mandalay reporters have met police officials to complain about the behaviour of police informants at news events, after a reporter was physically harassed while covering a protest on March 31.

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Alleged drug dealer eludes police sting operation

An alleged drug dealer has escaped a police sting operation in Mandalay, while three others have been arrested. The man, U Aung Kyaw Moe, is on the run and possibly armed, police say.

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‘Damaged dignity’ sees Times writer guilty of defamation

A senior reporter from The Myanmar Times was found guilty of defamation and fined K10,000 after a 10-month legal battle in Mandalay.

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Panthay Muslims protect their name

Members of the Chinese Muslim group in Mandalay hope that holding their own census will prove to the government that they should be officially recognised as one of Myanmar’s ethnic groups and help them to bolster their unique identity.

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Pyin Oo Lwin demonstrators call for constitution changes

Pyin Oo Lwin, home of the Defence Service Academy, was the site of protests last week as demonstrators demanded changes to the 2008 constitution, including reducing the provision of 25 percent of military representatives in the hluttaw.

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