The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Historic monasteries in dire state

Lack of maintenance has left many historically significant wooden and brick monasteries in Mandalay and nearby Amarapura in a poor state.


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Protest "not local enough", say police

Police in Mandalay have denied yet another request made for a peaceful protest in the region – this time on the grounds that the issue is not relevant to the local community.

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Former civil servants protest land decision

Retired staff from the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation are contesting a decision to return ministry-owned land to three men who claim to be the rightful owners.

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Foreign prisoners freed from Mandalay, Sagaing

Forty-six foreign prisoners, mostly from China, were freed from Mandalay’s Oboe Prison in an amnesty earlier this month, according to immigration officials.


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Mandalay protest denied, "not local enough"

Police in Mandalay have denied yet another request made for a peaceful protest in the region – this time on the grounds that the issue is not relevant to the local community.

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Lack of doctors stirs protest at new hospital

Residents in rural Mandalay Region are upset that their self-funded hospital has been without a government-appointed doctor for more than two months.

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Talks begin on minimum wage

The Ministry of Labour has met Mandalay employers and workers to solicit advice on the setting of a minimum wage in the region.

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ADB urges more investment in Mandalay water supply system

The Asian Development Bank has urged Mandalay municipal authorities to focus their attention on supplying running water to all of the city’s households, following a survey of 600 homes in October and November.

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Administrators told to quit if not committed to reform plans

Minister for the President’s Office U Soe Thein has told township administrators in Mandalay that those not committed to bringing about development in their communities “should prepare to leave the job”.

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Woman charged after fire damages three buildings

A woman from Mandalay has been charged with negligence causing fire after an extension cable in her home overheated, damaging four houses.

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