Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mandalay chief minister warns civil servants against corruption

In the wake of a Pyin Oo Lwin bribery scandal, Mandalay’s chief minister pleaded with the region’s public servants to stamp out corruption in their ranks and put the people they serve first.

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Two MPs replaced by NLD runners-up

Two Union Solidarity and Development Party lawmakers who were stripped of their seats last week have been replaced by a pair of National League for Democracy representatives following the decision of a special electoral tribunal.

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Pregnant Irrawaddy dolphin believed killed by electro-fisher

Environmental activists believe a pregnant Irrawaddy dolphin was killed by illegal electro-fishers this month in Sagaing township.

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Data from probe into dubious land deals submitted to Mandalay Region government

An investigation team formed to look into suspect land concessions reportedly made during the transition period earlier this year has reported its findings to the Mandalay Region government, according to team leader U Myint Aung Moe.

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‘Plough protesters’ in Pyin Oo Lwin arrested, charged

Farmers who staged protests over land grabs in Pyin Oo Lwin district are set to face charges, standing accused of trying to “destroy the country’s peace and stability”.

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6000 school buildings in ‘dangerous’ need of upkeep: deputy minister

Nearly 6000 school buildings are so badly in need of repairs that they are considered “dangerous”, according to a Ministry of Education official.

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Sagaing community divided over sweeteners from controversial military-run sulfuric acid factory

Villagers and civil society are divided over what to do with community development funds from a controversial sulphuric acid factory operator, amid ongoing concerns about the potential health risks posed by the facility.

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First rock garden opens at Mandalay University

The country’s first geological rock garden, which will showcase fossils and the world’s oldest rocks, opened in Mandalay University’s Department of Geology yesterday.

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Sagaing demands relocation of regional office

Sagaing city residents are demanding that the offices of their local government be relocated into their township.

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Food regulator to target illicit edibles in 2017

Makers of edible goods have been put on notice: The Food and Drug Administration will crack down on products found to be in violation of the relevant laws and regulations beginning next year.

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