The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Family of victim seeks longer jail terms for murderers

A Mandalay court is expected to rule in the coming weeks whether to accept an application to consider additional charges against two men convicted in relation to the brutal murder of a young mother.

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Shoppers flee Diamond Plaza amid bomb scare

A bomb scare at Mandalay’s Diamond Plaza last week prompted shoppers to flee and shops to close early, but investigations on the device found are still underway.

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Resolution reached over retail turf

A dispute over the allocation of retail space in a Mandalay market has been resolved after a meeting between vendors and the City Development Committee.

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Task force uncovers illegal alcohol sales in Mandalay

A task force established in February 2011 to probe illegal sales of alcohol in Mandalay Region has found violations in nearly 90 percent of the cases it has investigated, a government minister says.


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Monk accuses OIC of coveting natural resources

About 400 Buddhist monks staged a protest against the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Mandalay three days after the delegation left the country Myanmar.

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Residents call for action on wastewater

Waste from dumps, sewers and a crematorium is endangering the health of villagers in Amarapura township, say residents.

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Motorcyclists complain of abuse by Mandalay police

Two young Mandalay men are threatening legal action after an encounter with the police left them in the emergency room.

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Club helps fellow students

Students at Horizon International School in Mandalay have started a club – not to exclude others, but to offer them a helping hand.

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Prisoners freed, but 60 remain behind bars

President U Thein Sein last week released 69 political prisoners, but 60 more are still languishing in jail, said U Ye Aung, a member of the Committee for Scrutinising Remaining Prisoners of Conscience.


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Farmers seek return of land taken for military facility

Farmers in Mandalay Region are campaigning parliament to restore lands seized by the military more than 12 years ago that they say are yet to be used for their original purpose.

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