Saturday, January 21, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Tagaung nickel factory workers demonstrate for a payrise

Hundreds of Myanmar workers from a nickel factory in Sagaing Region staged a demonstration this past weekend over a perceived pay discrepancy between foreign and local employees.

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Court observation teams ‘unnecessary’: Mandalay chief justice

Mandalay's chief justice has dismissed suggestions that court observation teams should be formed with the intention of strengthening accountability and the rule of law in the region.

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Prison overcrowding addressed at human rights training

Speaking at a human rights training in Mandalay, a senior correctional officer acknowledged that the widespread problem of prison overcrowding is a violation of inmates’ rights.

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Magwe land confiscation team mired in red tape

Bureaucratic inefficiencies, cumbersome decision-making mechanisms and poor organisation are hampering Magwe Region’s Committee on Confiscated Lands and Other Lands in their efforts to resolve land disputes, say members.

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Defeated MCDC candidates continue to press their election complaint

After election officials threw out their complaint, two candidates defeated in the Mandalay City Development Committee race are appealing. The rival contestants are accusing one of the winners of committing multiple violations of election law. The poll’s victor, U Saw Han, said the plaintiffs were “sore losers”.

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Group to provide free legal services in Mandalay

The Myanmar Justice Association is launching free services for people in Mandalay Region who face criminal charges and cannot afford the cost of legal representation.

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End in sight for Panda textile factory protesters

After more than six months of protracted industrial action, striking workers at Mandalay’s Panda Textile Factory are set to return to work after an agreement was reached this week with their employer.

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His death was retribution, says murdered journalist’s bereft wife

The recently widowed wife of a murdered journalist strongly suspects he was killed in retaliation for his work.

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Locals concerned over water safety after tailings dump

Thousands of Magwe residents are concerned mining slag heaps recently deposited in streams near the Tout Tat mountain could have harmful environmental side effects.

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Bus trial cut short in Bagan

A trial of a free bus service around Bagan’s ancient cultural zone has been abandoned after only five days running due to objections from local residents.

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