The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 02 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Families fight university land grab

Residents arrested and detained for resisting attempts to evict them from their homes have accused Mandalay’s Yatanarpon University of “tyranny” directed against women.

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MCDC suspends levy on vehicles entering Mandalay

Apparently bowing to public pressure, Mandalay authorities have suspended a controversial scheme to levy a roadside tax on vehicles registered outside the city as they enter.

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Factories cleared of blame for fish die-off at Taungthaman

Death of hundreds of thousands of fish at popular tourist spot in Amarapura township was likely due to the hot weather, not the pumping of wastewater into the lake from a nearby industrial zone, according to officials.

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Police warn on precursor chemicals

Mandalay police have announced a crackdown on illegal drugs, including stricter licensing of controlled chemicals that can be used to make drugs.

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June re-run for two seats in Mandalay

Elections will be held next month for the two remaining townships in Mandalay that failed to return successful candidates on May 3, the city’s election commission announced yesterday.

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MCDC vote cancelled

First, the good news: the turnout in Mandalay’s municipal election on May 3 was a surprising 60 percent.

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Voters go through the motions in Mandalay

As voting closed in yesterday’s municipal elections, officials manning polling stations said turnout appeared to be about 50 percent, but even those who bothered to vote seemed to do so unenthusiastically.

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Election interest dims further ahead of May 3 municipal vote

Excitement levels in Mandalay’s municipal election ratcheted a further step downward yesterday as the number of townships to be contested was reduced by 50 percent.

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Chinese paper tests the market

Is Mandalay ready for another Chinese-language newspaper? Local Chinese-speakers and newspaper publishers experienced a mild flutter of interest just after the Thingyan holiday with the appearance of a Chinese-language paper that was distributed door-to-door.

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Delayed regional rollout of EITI expected in May: activist

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) process is to be expanded to the state and region level by May, starting with Mandalay Region, it was announced yesterday.

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