The Myanmar Times
Friday, 01 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Solo protest planned for Peasants Day

A land rights activist in Pyin Oo Lwin plans to stage a solo protest to mark Peasants Day on March 2 to show solidarity with farmers facing land confiscations.

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Pyin Oo Lwin bypass set for mid-year completion

A new road enabling trucks and other vehicles to bypass downtown Pyin Oo Lwin will open in June, local officials say.


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Controversy in Mandalay over section 59(f) rallies

Government officials in Mandalay have been accused of bias in their handling of rallies concerning proposed amendments to Myanmar’s constitution.


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Sand-filled trucks put on notice

Drivers of sand trucks that pollute the city of Mandalay could face jail, city authorities warn.




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Protesters in Mandalay demand constitution changes

Mandalay residents staged a demonstration on February 9 to call for amendments to the 2008 constitution and the removal of restrictions on public protest.


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Private waste management coming to Mandalay

Mandalay City Development Committee will put out a tender later this month for rubbish collection in the city.

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Four charged over land protest

Four alleged organisers of a protest over a land dispute in Mandalay Region’s Myingyan township have been charged under section 18 of the peaceful protest law.

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Mandalay sports fields in line for upgrade

Mandalay Mayor U Aung Maung has announced plans for new or upgraded sporting fields in all seven Mandalay townships.

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New Year festivities return to Mandalay

Mandalay’s largest Chinese organisation will hold its annual New Year’s festivities later this month, despite cancelling the event in 2013 over security concerns.


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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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