Monday, February 15, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Deadline looms for filing election campaign expenses

With just days until campaign finance reports are due, only around one-third of the Mandalay candidates who stood for election have filed their receipts, according to the election commission.

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Taking on climate change in the dry zone

A UNDP project in the country’s dry zone aims to help villages weather climate change by improving access to water sources and food security. The project will be implemented in Shwebo and Monywa in Sagaing Region, Myingyan and Nyaung-U in Mandalay Region and Chauk in Magwe Region through February 2019.

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Flooding pinned on degradation, land use change

The disastrous flooding of last July and August brought renewed calls for action to solve the underlying causes of the problem, and to prevent recurrence. Experts lay much of the blame on environmental degradation.

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MCDC promises to clean up its act on industrial wastewater

Mandalay officials have agreed to stop siphoning industrial waste into a river that villagers drink and use for cooking.

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Riverside squatters to get rental housing in early 2016

Low-cost housing intended for use by people who have been squatting in temporary huts along the Ayeyarwady River in Mandalay is expected to be available for rent in January, according to the Mandalay City Development Committee.

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Mandalay gold rush cancelled

The gold rush has been cancelled, the authorities have announced. The 1000 or so hopeful gold miners who flocked into the village of Kyauk Pha when cable-layers thought they had struck lucky will just have to, well, flock off again.

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Parties silent on Pa-O militia election threats

Discretion is the better part of valour – especially when one is dealing with a powerful militia in Shan State, it would appear. Politicians from the National League for Democracy and the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy have told The Myanmar Times that they had decided not to press complaints against the Pa-O militia over intimidation of their candidates in the run-up to the November 8 election.

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Newly elected NLD MP to scrutinise hotels at Inle

A newly elected National League for Democracy parliamentarian for the Inle Lake area has responded to local pressure by saying he will scrutinise controversial hotel projects close to Myanmar’s most famous but endangered lake.

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Why the NLD achieved a Magwe clean sweep

Conservative, overwhelmingly rural and in the country’s Bamar heartland, Magwe was supposed to be full of promise for the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party in last month’s elections.

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NLD files two complaints over Mandalay vote

Representives of the National League for Democracy have filed election complaints against a Mandalay Region minister and a former Tatma-daw officer whom they accuse of using religion during their campaign activities in Yamethin township for the Union Solidarity and Development Party.

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