Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Magwe Region parliamentarians seek new legislative building

Magwe Region lawmakers are pushing for a new parliamentary building within the next two years.

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Sagaing residents displaced as Chindwin, Ayeyarwady swell

More than 17,000 people have been impacted by rising Chindwin River waters across five townships in Sagaing Region, with floodwaters in Hkamti township forcing 748 households to evacuate this week.

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District court rejects activists’ appeal

A Sagaing Region district court rejected the appeal of three activists yesterday, upholding a conviction and the sentencing to 52 days in prison and K5000 each in fines.

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Appeal verdict due today in mining company vs activists case

A Sagaing Region court is expected today to rule on an appeal filing from three activists charged by a mining company with trespassing, intimidation and obstructing.

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Five fugitives give up life of crime

Five men, wanted for thefts and robberies along the Ayeyarwady River, turned themselves in at the Sagaing Police Station this week.

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FDA finds illegal meds at 90 of 92 inspected Mandalay pharmacies

The Mandalay Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that 90 of 92 inspected pharmacies carry unregistered or expired medications. The administration launched a crackdown in May, warning drugstore owners that they could face prison time if they failed to follow regulations and continued to stock black-market drugs, or those past their sell-by date.

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Mandalay drug busts nab five

Five alleged drug users were arrested and narcotics paraphernalia was seized this week after more than 350 police officers conducted a sweep of 13 targets in Mandalay district, according to Police Lieutenant Colonel U Han Tun from the Mandalay Region Police Force.

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Farmers seek return of lands seized for Yadanarpon new town in Mandalay

Farmers in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region, have taken demands for the return of their land to President U Htin Kyaw. They say the fields seized for the 2008 Yadanarpon new town project near their homes in Thone Taung village are now unused and should be given back to them.

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BBC reporter walks free after judge halves sentence

An imprisoned reporter for the BBC’s Myanmar-language service was released yesterday after a judge in Mandalay Region commuted the three-month sentence. Ko Nay Myo Lin was imprisoned following an altercation with a police officer last year during student protests.

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Inwa, Pinya archeological sites to get K180 million upgrade

Conservation efforts to restore temples and buildings in Tada-U township that date back to the 14th century have received a K180 million boost, according to archaeology officials.

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