Sunday, July 24, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Taungthaman Resort pushes for new govt’s approval

A development company in Mandalay wants the government to give the green light to a tourist resort already approved by the former administration. Officials of the Taungthaman Village Resort, which is under construction near Taungthaman Lake in Mandalay’s Amarapura township, said they want a second opinion as to whether the project could damage the environment or the historical heritage.

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Govt seizes unused farmland in Sagaing

Nearly 20,000 acres (8000 hectares) of farmlands in Sagaing Region is being reclaimed by the government because the people authorised to cultivate it left it idle.

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Local forestry organisation disputes state media story

An environmental group is threatening legal action against state-owned media for damaging its reputation with the local community.

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Chief minister rubber- stamps court monitors

Mandalay Region government is to set up an observation team to monitor the courts in an attempt to stem corruption. Chief Minister U Zaw Myint Maung agreed to a request to form the teams from the Myanmar Lawyers’ Network.

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Oil contributions to Magwe government questioned

Nearly K3 billion donated to the former Magwe Region government has gone missing, parliament heard yesterday. The money was donated by the owners of the region’s hand-dug oil wells for regional development.

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U Gambira set for release next month: lawyer

Imprisoned former monk and Saffron Revolution leader U Gambira is likely to be released on July 1,according to his legal team.

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Sagaing protesters to sue MPs

A Lawyer representing labourers who were arrested for holding a peaceful protest earlier this month says he is planning to sue five members of parliament for failing to come to the demonstrators’ aid.

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Parents confident era of education bribery has ended

Free education has come to Mandalay, officials announced on May 30. U Khin Maung Myint, deputy director of the Mandalay Region Education Office, said no complaints had been received during the period of student enrolment for Basic Education Schools for the academic year that began on May 25.

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Mandalay market to be rebuilt within two months

Burned-out stallholders from Mandalay’s Mingalar Market will be obliged to sell the same goods they sold before when the market reopens in August. Mandalay City Development Committee announced yesterday that the three companies selected by tender to rebuild the stricken market will start work today, and must finish by July 31 or face penalties.

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Toxic waste debated in Ayeyarwady Hluttaw

River pollution was discussed in the Ayeyarwady Region parliament yesterday, with one MP alleging that industrial waste from nearby factories is contaminating the water.

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