The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 25 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Police informants accused of harassing, pushing journalists

Mandalay reporters have met police officials to complain about the behaviour of police informants at news events, after a reporter was physically harassed while covering a protest on March 31.

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Alleged drug dealer eludes police sting operation

An alleged drug dealer has escaped a police sting operation in Mandalay, while three others have been arrested. The man, U Aung Kyaw Moe, is on the run and possibly armed, police say.

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‘Damaged dignity’ sees Times writer guilty of defamation

A senior reporter from The Myanmar Times was found guilty of defamation and fined K10,000 after a 10-month legal battle in Mandalay.

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Panthay Muslims protect their name

Members of the Chinese Muslim group in Mandalay hope that holding their own census will prove to the government that they should be officially recognised as one of Myanmar’s ethnic groups and help them to bolster their unique identity.

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Pyin Oo Lwin demonstrators call for constitution changes

Pyin Oo Lwin, home of the Defence Service Academy, was the site of protests last week as demonstrators demanded changes to the 2008 constitution, including reducing the provision of 25 percent of military representatives in the hluttaw.

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KTV joints hit pause for matriculation exams

KTV bars and “stage show” restaurants in Mandalay have been ordered to close their businesses during matriculation exams so that students are not distracted from their studies.

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Mandalay aged care facility to expand

A Mandalay social organisation plans to accept more elderly into its care facility in Chan Mya Tharsi township.


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Myanmar’s largest Chinese temple opens

A Chinese temple that donors say is the largest of its kind in Myanmar officially opened its doors in Mandalay last month.


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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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