Mandalay & Upper Myanmar The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:02:29 +0630 en-gb Thangyat groups flout municipal order on programs Mandalay’s Thingyan entertainment troupes are refusing to submit their performances to a committee set up by the city to vet their content.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:52:47 +0630
MCDC to reroute water to avert floods Municipal authorities in Mandalay have announced plans to reroute water from the Shan hills into the Doketawady River to reduce flooding in the downtown area.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:40:57 +0630
Police stop more power protests Police in Mandalay have stopped another candlelight demonstration against a recent hike in electricity prices but promised not to take legal action against activists.

]]> (Mg Zaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:07:22 +0630
Police informants accused of harassing, pushing journalists Mandalay reporters have met police officials to complain about the behaviour of police informants at news events, after a reporter was physically harassed while covering a protest on March 31.

]]> (Sue Ye Ni) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:30:00 +0630
Alleged drug dealer eludes police sting operation An alleged drug dealer has escaped a police sting operation in Mandalay, while three others have been arrested. The man, U Aung Kyaw Moe, is on the run and possibly armed, police say.

]]> (Than Naing Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:01:22 +0630
‘Damaged dignity’ sees Times writer guilty of defamation A senior reporter from The Myanmar Times was found guilty of defamation and fined K10,000 after a 10-month legal battle in Mandalay.

]]> (Phyo Wai Kyaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:24:07 +0630
Panthay Muslims protect their name Members of the Chinese Muslim group in Mandalay hope that holding their own census will prove to the government that they should be officially recognised as one of Myanmar’s ethnic groups and help them to bolster their unique identity.

]]> (Jeremy Mullins and Mon Mon Aye) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:04:06 +0630
Pyin Oo Lwin demonstrators call for constitution changes Pyin Oo Lwin, home of the Defence Service Academy, was the site of protests last week as demonstrators demanded changes to the 2008 constitution, including reducing the provision of 25 percent of military representatives in the hluttaw.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:55:00 +0630
KTV joints hit pause for matriculation exams KTV bars and “stage show” restaurants in Mandalay have been ordered to close their businesses during matriculation exams so that students are not distracted from their studies.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:29:51 +0630
Mandalay aged care facility to expand A Mandalay social organisation plans to accept more elderly into its care facility in Chan Mya Tharsi township.

]]> (Than Naing Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:04:16 +0630