Mandalay & Upper Myanmar The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:53:36 +0630 en-gb Wet and not-so-wild: Officials up fines to tone down water festival

Merrymakers during this year’s Thingyan water festival will have to follow the rules – or risk losing millions, Mandalay city officials say.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:02:22 +0630
Vintage cars roll into Mandalay

A cavalcade of veteran and vintage automobiles entered Mandalay this week as the latest and final stage of a Southeast Asian tour.

]]> (Kyaw Ko Ko) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:54:30 +0630
Mandalay uni stops politics lecture Mandalay University authorities last week cancelled a planned presentation by a prominent foreign journalist just an hour before it was due to go ahead.

]]> (Khin Hsu Wai) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:48:41 +0630
Thousands of birds culled after Monywa flu outbreak

Poultry breeders have moved fast to control an outbreak of bird flu, state-owned media have reported.

]]> (Phyo Wai Kyaw & Hlaing Kyaw Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:40:54 +0630
Commission updating Mandalay electoral rolls Voter registration is now proceeding in four of the seven electoral districts in Mandalay Region, electoral officer says U Kyaw Kyaw Soe of the Mandalay Region Election Commission.

]]> (Mg Zaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:33:00 +0630
Protest planned over inaction on industrial zone wastewater

Sick of the stink of the river whose water they used to drink, a group of Mandalay Region villagers say they will take to the streets in protest unless something is done to stop the pollution of the Dokehtawaddy River by industrial waste.

]]> (Maung Zaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:51:40 +0630
After fire, residents protest new fuel stations Residents have branded petrol stations a fire hazard after two people were injured in a blaze at a filling station in Mandalay last month.

]]> (Kyaw Ko Ko) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:52:45 +0630
MCDC meets civil society to build ‘inclusive’ city Improved drainage and water supply were among the topics discussed at a workshop last week in Mandalay, when the city’s development committee met with civil society organisations.

]]> (Khin Su Wai) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Fri, 06 Feb 2015 23:04:00 +0630
Solo Letpadaung protester eludes guards at Chinese consulate in Mandalay

A former political prisoner last week eluded tight security to stage a solo protest outside the Chinese consulate in Mandalay.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:38:04 +0630
Deputy rector snatches student flag during rally

Students in Mandalay have complained that Mandalay Technological University deputy rector U Tin Lin Maung seized their flag during a mini-demonstration last week.

]]> (Mg Zaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:55:39 +0630