Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Kidney transplant program gathers pace in Mandalay

Mandalay General Hospital has successfully resumed performing kidney transplant operations, officials have announced. Though the first such operations were performed in 2001, none had been performed since 2004.

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Could U Zaw Myint Maung be Mandalay’s next chief minister?

Speculation over the identity of the next chief minister of Mandalay seems to be increasingly concentrating on a single figure: U Zaw Myint Maung, a highly popular local MP known to be close to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Warnings of strong El Niño through June

Brace yourselves: 2016 could be the hottest year on record, bringing high temperatures, drought and perhaps more flooding to Myanmar, weather experts warn.

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FDA vows to ensure fish paste dye-free

Health authorities have announced another crackdown on the use of chemical dyes in fish paste, setting an April deadline for ensuring markets are free of dangerous brands.

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No evidence shown against U Gambira: lawyer

The prosecution yesterday offered no evidence to support the allegation that a prominent leader of the 2007 protests entered Myanmar illegally, his lawyer said after the hearing.

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Four teachers face charges after test leak

Four teachers have been arrested in Magwe Region for allegedly leaking exam papers on Facebook.

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Taungtha facing water crisis as wells dry up

The spectre of drought is already hanging over a Mandalay township, where villagers are being forced to pay K50,000 per load of water as their wells dry up.

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Fears mount for Inle Lake as Myanmar faces drought

Ominous signs of drought and excessive heat are already causing concern around Inle Lake. Reports of a powerful El Niño phenomenon bringing hot weather and low rainfall in its train are disturbing farmers, residents and businesses around the lake.

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Amyotha committee takes aim at resource extraction

With the country’s deadly jade industry increasingly under international scrutiny after hundreds of scavengers were buried in landslides, the Amyotha Hluttaw is taking the infamously unregulated extractive industries sector to task.

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Magwe villagers ready for Chin National Day

Chin National Day will be celebrated at Zin Pyoon village, Magwe Region, on February 20 – the fourth time the event will take place in Ngape township. More than 3000 ethnic Chin attended last year’s ceremony, according to the organising committee.

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