The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 24 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Debate on constitution hits Mandalay

Change it, keep it as it is – or scrap it and start from scratch. These are the three positions that people are taking in discussions on the country’s 2008 constitution, a group of former prisoners was told last week.

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Two arrested over killings at Panasonic office in Mandalay

Mandalay police have arrested two people over the killing of three people at the office of Japanese electronics company Panasonic earlier this month.

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Car dealers accuse Mandalay company of $3.1m fraud

A group of car dealers in Mandalay who say they were “duped” out of K3 billion (US$3.1million) by a local import firm have appealed to President U Thein Sein and the Mandalay Region government for justice.

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Confrontation looming over riverside homes

Families living in temporary huts and houses along the Ayeyarwady River in Mandalay’s Chan Aye Thar San township are petitioning the municipal authorities not to follow through with a threat to evict them.

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Mandalay family to pursue more charges against killers

Two men convicted over the brutal stabbing of a young mother in Pyigyitagun township could face further charges, as claims emerge she was sexually assaulted.

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MAI eyes more Japan services from Mandalay

Myanmar Airways International plans to start making regular flights to Japan next year from Mandalay, a company official says.


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Mandalay College founder immortalised with statue

A statue of Mandalay University founder U Ko Lay has been unveiled at the university, one month after what would have been the noted scholar’s 100th birthday.


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Lawyer to form party for farmers, workers

Protecting the interests of the common man and woman - that’s how the leader of the Party for the Defence of Farmers and Workers says he plans to shake up Myanmar politics.

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Mandalay officials deport more illegal workers

Foreign workers in Mandalay Region who have broken immigration rules are being deported in a crackdown, officials say.

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A rare victory in the battle over industrial water pollution

Complaints from residents may have prompted a Sagaing Region distillery to clean up its act on polluted waste water but an environmental engineer involved in the project says the move contrasts with a much murkier situation nationwide.

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