Saturday, April 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Police aim to quiet frenzy over kidnapping fears

Mandalay police are trying to quell child-snatching rumours that have sparked hysterical mobs, including an incident that resulted in a man being beaten to death last week.

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Objection to NLD ethnic minister dismissed

An attempt to unseat an elected National League for Democracy representative due to questions over his ethnicity has failed. A tribunal formed by the Union Election Commission dismissed the objection on January 20.

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Farmers infuriorated over land granted to ministry

The Mandalay Region government has re-enflamed a decades-long land dispute after signing away plots to the very same ministry accused of stealing them.

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Saffron leader arrested and charged

A former monk who was prominent in the 2007 “Saffron Revolution” has been arrested in a Mandalay hotel and jailed on charges of immigration offences while visiting Myanmar with his Australian wife.

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Independent bar association aims to usher in new era

Myanmar's legal profession is aiming to come clean. Lawyers have launched the industry’s first independent, national bar association in Myanmar with the help of a London-based human rights training group and the rule of law committee.

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Student demonstrators mark anniversary

One year on, students demanding an independent union, a democratic education system and the release of political prisoners have returned to the fray. The All Myanmar Student Union (Upper Myanmar) organised a demonstration marching to Mandalay University yesterday to mark the protest launched 12 months ago.

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Ayeyarwady monitored as levels plummet

As the water level of the Ayeyarwady River is set to fall about 30 feet (9.1 metres) below its rainy-season peak, water authorities are sending out staff to camp out along the banks to help river traffic avoid running aground.

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Electricity privitisation converted to profit

No power cuts this summer – that is the “bold” pledge from Mandalay Electricity Corporation as it plans for its first full hot season after becoming a private corporation. The promise was made by Mandalay Region’s electrical power minister, U Kyaw Myint, at a press conference held to announce the corporation’s profits.

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Police investigating ‘uranium’ seizure

Police in Mandalay say they may have stumbled upon uranium being illegally traded out of a hotel.

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NLD compiles land-grab lists

Amid indications that the incoming National League for Democracy government will take up the issue of land-grabs, the party’s Mandalay Region has begun compiling a list of farmland seized unlawfully in the region.

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