Monday, September 26, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

September 10 deadline for MCDC election registry

Families who want to vote for Mandalay City Development Committee members must register before September 10, an MCDC election commission member said yesterday.

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Mandalay opens cadaveric surgical training centre

A new embalming method will help in the training of local surgeons, who will now not need to go abroad to study. With government sponsorship and contributions from private donors, the University of Medicine in Mandalay on August 29 opened its cadaveric surgical training centre.

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Mingalar Market to open mid-September

With drains still being installed at the temporary replacement for Mandalay’s Mingalar Market, a Mandalay City Development Committee plan to relocate shop owners has been pushed back to mid-September.

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U Bein Bridge needs upkeep for pedestrians

If travellers are to be allowed to cross the iconic U Bein Bridge on Taung­thaman Lake, it is going to need constant upkeep, said Taungthaman Boat Association chair U Soe Win.

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Push for Yatkansintaung wildlife sanctuary renewed

Nature conservationists hoping to establish a wildlife sanctuary at Yatkansintaung, in Mandalay Region’s Madaya township, will launch a petition this month in support of their bid, according to a member of the Mandalay branch of the Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability.

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Police launch checkpoints at Mandalay township entrances

Police have been deployed to security checkpoints at the entrance of three major Mandalay townships in a new measure to crack down on crime, according to local officers.

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Second cache of illegal wood found on military compound

Environmentalists are demanding action after the discovery of a second cache of illegally harvested timber on premises owned by the military. Troops reportedly cordoned off the area following the second find.

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Calls to fill YCDC seats as mayor shirks poll

Although the Mandalay Region government plans to hold a Mandalay City Development Committee election later this month, Yangon’s mayor does not see a pressing need to do likewise to fill vacant seats on MCDC’s counterpart in the commercial capital.

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Mandalay protests judicial corruption

Angry protesters took to the streets demanding the removal of judges for alleged corruption after a Mandalay Region township court threatened to send a teenager to prison for a year, or invoke a K300,000 fine.

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Gold-leaf producers feel price pinch

Gold-leaf producers in Mandalay are feeling the squeeze, as rising gold prices, commercial tax and the monsoon season take their toll on the industry.

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