The Myanmar Times
Monday, 06 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Civil servants in Mandalay to face rent hike

Mandalay civil servants will face much higher rents when they move into a new housing estate on 26th Street later this year, the government says.

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Civil servants forced out of housing wait on rent payments

Government staff moved to temporary accommodation in Mandalay say the government has failed to pay up on promised rental payments.

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MCDC reveals affordable housing plan

Migrant workers whose homes were demolished to prettify the city of Mandalay in advance of the visit of the King of Norway last December are to be rehoused in low-income flats built exclusively for them.

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BBC reporter charged after Mandalay protest

A local reporter for the Myanmar service of the BBC has been charged with assaulting a police officer in Mandalay during student-led protests on motorcycles there and in Yangon on Armed Forces Day that also resulted in several arrests.

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Mandalay mother mourns a lost son

Verdict for those who instigated last year’s unrest brings back painful memories for long-time resident.


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‘Hardliners’ accused of stoking violence

Last July in Mandalay, four days of religious-infused riots left two bystanders dead, saw at least a dozen injured and tore a rift in the community’s Buddhist-Muslim relations.

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MCDC pursues private tenders for Yetagun Taung golf course

A third  Mandalay-area golf course will be run by a private company following a tender from Mandalay City Development Committee.

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Mandalay authorities seek to ease Thingyan congestion

To relieve congestion in one of Mandalay’s most crowded areas during the water festival, local authorities have decided to reduce the number of permits for pandals.

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Election body formed for municipal vote

Who runs Mandalay? Amid hopes that more democracy will improve the city’s development, residents will soon have the chance to elect members of the city’s development committee – effectively, the city council.

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Bribes flow for official documents

ID cards and household member lists are meant to be almost free, but Mandalay residents have accused officials of charging them thousands of kyat for each.

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