Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Timetable set for Mandalay-Muse road

A schedule has been introduced for trucks and highway buses on the traffic-plagued Mandalay-Muse trade route in a bid to ease the road’s infamous backlogs and lethal accidents.

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MCDC defends cost of mayor’s stage

Mandalay City Development Committee has come under fire after it announced a 50 percent spending increase on the mayor’s Thingyan pandal.

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Dolphin numbers bounce back

Despite the constant menace of cyanide and mercury used in the search for gold, and the threat of electrocution from unscrupulous fishermen, the number of Irrawaddy dolphins has slightly increased this year, fisheries officials say.

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Military sends in bulldozers to seized land

The military has sent bulldozers to dig up land claimed by farmers who say it was seized from them, without compensation, more than 20 years ago. The move came after the farmers, in Mekin Kone village, Patheingyi township, Mandalay Region, asked the authorities to restore their land to them.

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Mandalay police make record drug bust

Police say a major drug bust in Mandalay over the weekend netted more than US$30 million worth of illicit substance, including heroin and Ecstasy. An anti-narcotics team arrested three alleged drug traffickers and seized heroin, opium, methamphetamine and precursor chemicals in a container truck and four cars.

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Climate change could cause 4450 deaths in Myanmar

Researchers have predicted that climate change will have such severe impact on food production that it could lead to 4450 deaths in Myanmar by 2050. The expected toll puts the country at the 10th-worst spot out of 155 nations in terms of deaths per capita.

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Four villages wait on rail compensation

Farmers in four villages in Natmauk township, Magwe Region, are still waiting to receive compensation nearly six years after their land was taken. The 48-kilometre (30-mile) railway that runs over their fields in Magwe and Natmauk townships was built in 2010.

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Carlsberg given ‘Tu Po’ deadline

The family of a revered singer is stepping up its campaign against the brewer Myanmar Carlsberg over what it claims is the misuse of the brand name Tuborg. U Shun Myine, son of Myoma Nyein, announced at a press conference on March 3 that the family is ready to go to court over the disputed name.

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MATA member faces lengthy court delays

Nine months on, the case against environmental activist Ko Tint Aung Soe has again inched forward with the announcement that six witnesses against him will be taking the stand on March 10. This will be the 15th hearing in all, but the first since last November.

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NLD land-grab lists near completion

Following an instruction issued by the National League for Democracy last year to list all land-grabbing issues, the party’s Mandalay branch has nearly finished compiling a list of farmland disputes in the region.

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