The Myanmar Times
Friday, 19 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Myingyan farmers dispute ownership of alluvial plain

Farmers in Myingyan township, Mandalay Region, are complaining that they are being forced to share their fields with landless people.

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Mandalay: Braving 21st century challenges

Mandalay has been added to the list of the world’s most “resilient cities”, joining the 32 that had been named during the first round in 2013.

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‘Nothing has changed’: Land activist stages solo protest through Mandalay

A land and labour rights activist has staged a solo protest in five Mandalay townships, criticising the slow pace of the government’s reform program.

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Tree-planting ceremony honours Mandalay environmentalist

Mandalay residents have paid tribute to one of the city’s first environmental activists by planting trees to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth.

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MCDC evicts families for road project

Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) said last week that it will go ahead with plans to demolish nine homes in Chan Mya Tharsi township to make way for a road extension project, despite petitions from the people who live there.

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Former ambassador reflects on past while eyeing the future

Mandalay bureau chief Stuart Alan Becker interviews Vicky Bowman about the reforms occurring in Myanmar, her affection for Mandalay and her new job promoting responsible business practices.

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Floating hotel aims for October launch

Mandalay’s first floating hotel is likely to open in time for this year’s peak tourism season, its owners say.


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Soldiers, civilian arrested after death in Mandalay

Three people, including two Tatmadaw soldiers and a Maha Aung Myay township resident, have been arrested in connection with the death of a man late on September 18.

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Mandalay to get street lights in bid to cut crime

Lights powered by 80-watt LED bulbs are to be installed on some of Mandalay’s major streets in a bid to cut crime – but residents have been told to pay for some of the installation.

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Flash floods leave up to five dead in rural Mandalay Region

Flash flooding in northern Mandalay Region has left up to two people dead and three missing, and buried homes in a number of villages under several feet of sand.

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