Monday, July 25, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Vendors support rebuilding market

In a narrow victory, vendors thrown out of work by the blaze that destroyed Mandalay’s Mingalar Market have voted to replace the damaged building rather than try to repair it. The vote between the two options took place following a sometimes fractious debate over the best way to proceed after last March’s disastrous fire.

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New record drug bust in Mandalay

Two drug kingpins suspected of masterminding major smuggling operations via Muse border gate are still on the run, police said yesterday. On May 28, Muse and Kutkai police seized US$42 million-worth of methamphetamine (yaba) on the Kutkai-Kaung Khar road in Muse, according to state-owned media.

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Mandalay to build emergency road sites

Emergency treatment centres are urgently needed on car-accident-prone roadways, a charity group told Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Zaw Myint Maung.

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Protester arrested during march to Letpadaung

A protester who tried to march from Yangon to the Letpadaung copper mine in Sagaing Region has been arrested and is the latest to be charged under a protest law being amended by parliament.

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Mandalay boosts security forces under 100-day plan

The new government will emphasise increasing security forces in the field while decreasing police office staff, according to police officers in Mandalay Region.

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Mandalay chief to launch liquor inspections

With the morals of the youth at stake, liquor licences throughout Mandalay Region will soon be subject to scrutiny, according to the chief minister.

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Monks and nuns to lose wheels

Monks and nuns are no longer allowed to drive motorbikes or cars in Mandalay Region after the local aangha issued an order on May 22.

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Farmers given strict parameters for concession land

No-show farmers have been put on notice that the land the government sold them has to be used for agriculture – or they may face prison time. The outgoing government granted concessions in respect of nearly half a million acres in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region, on condition that it was cultivated.

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Residents critical of large-scale religious conversion in Meiktila

Nationalist Buddhist monks from Ma Ba Tha are holding large-scale religious conversion ceremonies in Muslim enclaves, drawing criticism from local residents.

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Legendary writers' group relaunches

After a pause lasting more than half a century, the Upper Burma Writers Association is back. The legendary group, which suspended operations after the coup of General Ne Win in 1962, reformed on May 22.

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