Mandalay & Upper Myanmar The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Sat, 30 May 2015 06:39:19 +0630 en-gb Long-stay migrant workers can vote in Mandalay

Migrant workers in Mandalay will be allowed to vote there if they can show they have lived there for the past 180 days, says the region’s electoral chief.

]]> (Maung Zaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Thu, 28 May 2015 10:02:14 +0630
Observers will be allowed in military polling stations: UEC Both domestic and international observers will be allowed to enter military polling stations, according to U Aung Htut, chair of the Union Election Commission for Mandalay Region.

]]> (Maung Zaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Thu, 28 May 2015 10:00:46 +0630
Highway car washers fear for jobs after Public Works demand

Car wash shops clinging to a precarious livelihood along the Pyin Oo Lwin Road, Mandalay Region, are anxiously awaiting the outcome of an apparently official instruction to close down their businesses.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Fri, 22 May 2015 09:46:30 +0630
Families fight university land grab

Residents arrested and detained for resisting attempts to evict them from their homes have accused Mandalay’s Yatanarpon University of “tyranny” directed against women.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Wed, 20 May 2015 09:59:19 +0630
MCDC suspends levy on vehicles entering Mandalay

Apparently bowing to public pressure, Mandalay authorities have suspended a controversial scheme to levy a roadside tax on vehicles registered outside the city as they enter.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin and Than Naing Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Wed, 13 May 2015 09:44:56 +0630
Factories cleared of blame for fish die-off at Taungthaman

Death of hundreds of thousands of fish at popular tourist spot in Amarapura township was likely due to the hot weather, not the pumping of wastewater into the lake from a nearby industrial zone, according to officials.

]]> (Khin Su Wai) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Tue, 12 May 2015 10:01:23 +0630
Police warn on precursor chemicals Mandalay police have announced a crackdown on illegal drugs, including stricter licensing of controlled chemicals that can be used to make drugs.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Tue, 12 May 2015 10:00:32 +0630
June re-run for two seats in Mandalay Elections will be held next month for the two remaining townships in Mandalay that failed to return successful candidates on May 3, the city’s election commission announced yesterday.

]]> (Maung Zaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Thu, 07 May 2015 09:47:09 +0630
MCDC vote cancelled First, the good news: the turnout in Mandalay’s municipal election on May 3 was a surprising 60 percent.

]]> (Maung Zaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Tue, 05 May 2015 10:07:31 +0630
Voters go through the motions in Mandalay As voting closed in yesterday’s municipal elections, officials manning polling stations said turnout appeared to be about 50 percent, but even those who bothered to vote seemed to do so unenthusiastically.

]]> (Maung Zaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 04 May 2015 09:27:23 +0630