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Local news for Mandalay, Burma continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Monday | Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Police detain student activist, allege involvement in Chinese workers' kidnapping

A student activist was arrested on Saturday and is facing charges for her alleged involvement in the illegal detention in May of two Chinese workers by local villagers who oppose the Chinese-backed copper mine in Monywa, Sagaing Division, the All Burma Federation of Student Unions said. The student group has called for the immediate release of Phyu Hnin Htwe, 20, and said she is being falsely accused under the Penal Code's articles 364 and 368, which set prison terms of up to 10 years for kidnapping and abduction.

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Related Topix: Activism, Burma, World News

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Nation

Myanmar Muslims not interested in al-Qaeda

They may be at the receiving end of an ongoing hate-filled campaign by their own countrymen but Myanmar Muslims are not about to sell their soul just to get back at the people who don't think they deserve the same rights and respect as the rest of the country's people. No, we are not talking about Myanmar Muslims adopting the Christian philosophy of turning the other cheek when some one hits you.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Burma, World News, Opinion

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Sierra

Solar Energy to Light Up Myanmar

In one of the largest U.S. investments in Myanmar since the U.S. government began to ease sanctions in 2012, ACO Investment Group signed an agreement with the Burmese Ministry of Electric Power to build a $480 million solar power project in the Mandalay region.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Burma, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

Mon Sep 01, 2014

CNN

11 things to know about Myanmar

The Burmese make a big deal of the New Year. Thingyan takes place this year from April 13-16.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Life, Holidays, New Year's Day/Eve, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Women in Agriculture Face Pay Disparity, Discrimination

For nearly two decades, Min Min has worked as a farmer in Sagaing Division, where he owns six acres of land and pays laborers to cultivate various kinds of beans and onions, depending on the season.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Agriculture, Science,

The Independent

South-east Asian cruises: Traveller's Guide

Drifting along the Irrawaddy or the Mekong, or further out at sea, is an adventurous way to see this region's most exotic corners, says Caroline Hendrie Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Malaysia, Travel, Asia Travel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Aung San Suu Kyi

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Men work with hammers at a gold leaf workshop in Mandalay.

Myat Par Yat, an area in Burma's second biggest city, is always busy with the rhythmic hammering sounds.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Mandalay, Burma Travel,

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