Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

MATA member faces lengthy court delays

Nine months on, the case against environmental activist Ko Tint Aung Soe has again inched forward with the announcement that six witnesses against him will be taking the stand on March 10. This will be the 15th hearing in all, but the first since last November.

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NLD land-grab lists near completion

Following an instruction issued by the National League for Democracy last year to list all land-grabbing issues, the party’s Mandalay branch has nearly finished compiling a list of farmland disputes in the region.

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Signs warn public of dangerous foods

You've been warned. Notices went up all over Mandalay on March 1 alerting consumers to watch out for food products that contain dangerous chemical dyes.

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Judge to decide on U Gambira charge next week

A Mandalay judge will next week decide whether to formally charge 2007 protest leader U Gambira under the immigration act, it was revealed at a hearing yesterday. The former political prisoner will face anywhere from six months to five years in prison if found guilty of entering the country illegally, as immigration officials allege.

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Mandalay martyrs remembered

The death of 17 protesters against British colonial rule was marked in a solemn ceremony in Mandalay yesterday. Participants gathered to honour those who had fallen in a crucial uprising against foreign occupation.

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Mandalay Thingyan hit with water-saving measures

As meteorologists warn that a strong El Niño could cause a serious drought in central Myanmar, Thingyan organisers in Mandalay announce measures to cut water waste during the upcoming New Year’s celebrations.

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Chin literature on Magwe hluttaw agenda

The formation of an Ethnic Affairs Committee in the Magwe Region Hluttaw will spur the introduction of Chin literature classes in the region, an MP says.

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Interfaith activists convicted, given two years in prison

Three interfaith youth activists in Mandalay have been hit with two-year prison terms with hard labour for charges that rights groups have criticised as politically motivated.

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Kidney transplant program gathers pace in Mandalay

Mandalay General Hospital has successfully resumed performing kidney transplant operations, officials have announced. Though the first such operations were performed in 2001, none had been performed since 2004.

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Could U Zaw Myint Maung be Mandalay’s next chief minister?

Speculation over the identity of the next chief minister of Mandalay seems to be increasingly concentrating on a single figure: U Zaw Myint Maung, a highly popular local MP known to be close to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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