Tuesday, February 09, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Villagers fight attempt to drain lake in Tada-U

Villagers in Mandalay Region are fighting to retain their rights to a lake they depend on for fresh water during droughts.

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Centenary celebration for writer kicks off

The centenary of journalist and author Ludu Daw Amar will be marked from today with the display and sale of her manuscripts, memorial photos and published books, organisers have announced.

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Work begins to save riverside villages

Engineers in Singu township, Mandalay Region, are mining sandbanks in order to protect riverside villages from flooding caused by the potential collapse of the banks of the Ayeyarwady River.

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Miners warned over illegal prospecting

Pirate gold miners could face a government crackdown, the Ministry of Mines has warned. The ministry spokesperson issued the warning as would-be get-rich-quick miners flocked to a village in Thabeikkyin township, Mandalay Region, lured by rumours that gold had been discovered by workers laying cable for phone lines.

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Anger over market rebuilding plan

Burned-out stallholders are threatening to protest unless they get back their slots in the rebuilt market hall. Nine of the 300 shopkeepers forced out when Myo Ma Market, in Yenangyaung city, Magwe Region, was destroyed by fire last February fear they will lose all their customers unless they can reopen in the same locations.

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NLD alleges dirty tricks in Pyawbwe

Candidates in another Mandalay township complain of election pressure and a smear campaign launched just ahead of the vote.

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Who saw that coming? An astrologer enters the next Mandalay Region hluttaw

As an astrologer and descendant of the court Brahmins, U Aung Shwe was not surprised by his election victory, even if he was the only winning candidate from the Democratic Party (Myanmar).

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Mandalay complaint- free, says election commission

Despite public accusations of foul play on election day, the Mandalay Region election commission says it is yet to receive any formal complaints.

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Crowd cheers vote count in Mandalay after fears of rigging

To cheers and boos from the watching public, electoral officials in a Mandalay Region township are counting votes one-by-one in public. The unusual counting method was adopted to allay fears that unqualified voters had been trucked in to rig the result.

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Controversies aplenty mar hotly contested Pyin Oo Lwin

The high-stakes vote in Pyin Oo Lwin threw up a number of controversies yesterday, including disappearing voter ID cards, disenfranchised voters and media lockouts at one major polling station.

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