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

Pyigyitagun MCDC seat still in question one month after election

More than a month after the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) election, officials are still investigating the bid of the top vote-getter in the race for Pyigyitagun township’s seat.

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Disagreement over truck parking in Magwe township

Residents and business owners are at odds over whether or not to allow trucks to park within Magwe township.

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Imprisoned protesters continue to demand Sagaing factory jobs

Workers from Sagaing Region who were arrested after attempting to march to Nay Pyi Taw are continuing to demand their plywood factory jobs back.

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Loitering banned on rowdy bridge in Sagaing

The Ayeyarwady Bridge connecting Sagaing and Mandalay regions has become an unruly hangout spot, leading the Sagaing township General Administration Department (GAD) to institute a local order that bans vehicles from stopping there.

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Minhla stockade battle remembered

Marking the 131-year anniversary of the Minhla stockade battle, residents are invited to gather in Minhla township in Magwe Region on November 17 for a commemorative event.

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Sagaing Region farmers demand land back from factory

About 300 farmers in Sagaing Region’s Htigyaing township protested a longstanding feud with a Chinese-backed nickel-processing plant on November 10, claiming that the factory confiscated their lands without proper compensation.

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45 children receive hearing aids at Mandalay School for the Deaf

Initially a one-to-one class run out of the home of a British expat, the Mandalay School for the Deaf is now providing students with hearing aids and integrating them into hearing-mixed classes.

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Unidentified falling object in Hpakant

A piece of an aircraft, believed to be an engine, struck a Hpakant jade mine near Kachin State’s Hmaw His Zar village early yesterday morning, according to state officials and locals.

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Cargo ferry goes down on the Chindwin

A cargo ferry carrying oil barrels has capsized in Sagaing Region, along the same route where a ferry accident last month claimed the lives of at least 73 people.

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UNESCO, government to train Bagan masons

The masons tasked with rebuilding hundreds of crumbling pagodas in Bagan will receive training from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Bagan Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library later this month, department director U Aung Aung Kyaw told The Myanmar Times.

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