The Myanmar Times
Friday, 04 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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South American snails threaten crops near Mandalay

Giant alien invaders are threatening the country’s rice supply, fisheries experts are warning.

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Mandalay vote to hit new electoral low

Little interest, few candidates and seven-month terms of office have many asking why municipal authorities are holding a vote.

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Candidate flies flag for Mandalay women

Daw Khin Lay Myint is well-known in Mandalay; a prominent fixture at most civil society-organised social events. She’s used to leading from the front, with her trademark enthusiasm.

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Cultural, environment protections promised for Amarapura project

A model village project that would recreate an ancient community will preserve the environment and respect history, a development company spokesperson assured journalists yesterday.

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Mayor spends K400 million on pandal

Mandalay City Development Committee will fork out more than K400 million (US$389,000) on its water festival stage this Thingyan, a member has revealed to The Myanmar Times.

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Four groups to take part in Mandalay Thangyat contest

Four Thingyan entertainment troupes are set to take part in Mandalay’s thangyat competition this year, according to organisers.

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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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