Mandalay & Upper Myanmar The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar.html Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:15:23 +0630 en-gb Skaters descend on Mandalay for comp http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/12623-skaters-descend-on-mandalay-for-comp.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/12623-skaters-descend-on-mandalay-for-comp.html

Skaters from all over the country will be converging on Mandalay this week to take part in Myanmar’s first skating competition.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kyay Mohn Win) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:02:52 +0630
Myingyan farmers dispute ownership of alluvial plain http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/12469-myingyan-farmers-dispute-ownership-of-alluvial-plain.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/12469-myingyan-farmers-dispute-ownership-of-alluvial-plain.html Farmers in Myingyan township, Mandalay Region, are complaining that they are being forced to share their fields with landless people.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:07:22 +0630
Mandalay: Braving 21st century challenges http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/12463-mandalay-braving-21st-century-challenges.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/12463-mandalay-braving-21st-century-challenges.html 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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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Stuart Alan Becker) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:28:29 +0630
‘Nothing has changed’: Land activist stages solo protest through Mandalay http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/12317-solo-protester-marches-through-five-mandalay-townships.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/12317-solo-protester-marches-through-five-mandalay-townships.html

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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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:26:00 +0630
Tree-planting ceremony honours Mandalay environmentalist http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/12316-environmentalist-honoured-with-tree-planting-ceremony.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/12316-environmentalist-honoured-with-tree-planting-ceremony.html

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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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:24:00 +0630
MCDC evicts families for road project http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/12199-mcdc-evicts-families-for-road-project.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/12199-mcdc-evicts-families-for-road-project.html 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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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:16:09 +0630
Former ambassador reflects on past while eyeing the future http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/12198-former-ambassador-reflects-on-past-while-eyeing-the-future.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/12198-former-ambassador-reflects-on-past-while-eyeing-the-future.html 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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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Stuart Alan Becker) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:09:53 +0630
Floating hotel aims for October launch http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/11855-floating-hotel-aims-for-october-launch.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/11855-floating-hotel-aims-for-october-launch.html

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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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kyaw Ko Ko) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:47:37 +0630
Soldiers, civilian arrested after death in Mandalay http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/11753-two-soldiers-civilian-arrested-after-death.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/11753-two-soldiers-civilian-arrested-after-death.html 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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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:01:00 +0630
Mandalay to get street lights in bid to cut crime http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/11709-mandalay-to-get-street-lights-in-bid-to-cut-crime.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/11709-mandalay-to-get-street-lights-in-bid-to-cut-crime.html 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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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:54:48 +0630