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 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:04:34 +0630 en-gb Mandalay mother mourns a lost son http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13703-mandalay-mother-mourns-a-lost-son.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13703-mandalay-mother-mourns-a-lost-son.html

Verdict for those who instigated last year’s unrest brings back painful memories for long-time resident.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Stuart Alan Becker) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:24:56 +0630
‘Hardliners’ accused of stoking violence http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13701-hardliners-accused-of-stoking-violence.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13701-hardliners-accused-of-stoking-violence.html

Last July in Mandalay, four days of religious-infused riots left two bystanders dead, saw at least a dozen injured and tore a rift in the community’s Buddhist-Muslim relations.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Laignee Barron) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:20:10 +0630
MCDC pursues private tenders for Yetagun Taung golf course http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13710-mcdc-pursues-private-tenders-for-yetagun-taung-golf-course.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13710-mcdc-pursues-private-tenders-for-yetagun-taung-golf-course.html A third  Mandalay-area golf course will be run by a private company following a tender from Mandalay City Development Committee.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Khin Su Wai) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0630
Mandalay authorities seek to ease Thingyan congestion http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13474-mandalay-authorities-seek-to-ease-thingyan-congestion.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13474-mandalay-authorities-seek-to-ease-thingyan-congestion.html

To relieve congestion in one of Mandalay’s most crowded areas during the water festival, local authorities have decided to reduce the number of permits for pandals.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Phyo Wai Kyaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:00:16 +0630
Election body formed for municipal vote http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13473-election-body-formed-for-municipal-vote.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13473-election-body-formed-for-municipal-vote.html Who runs Mandalay? Amid hopes that more democracy will improve the city’s development, residents will soon have the chance to elect members of the city’s development committee – effectively, the city council.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Khin Su Wai) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:57:02 +0630
Bribes flow for official documents http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13347-bribes-flow-for-official-documents.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13347-bribes-flow-for-official-documents.html ID cards and household member lists are meant to be almost free, but Mandalay residents have accused officials of charging them thousands of kyat for each.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Maung Zaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:40:57 +0630
Wet and not-so-wild: Officials up fines to tone down water festival http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13287-wet-and-not-so-wild-officials-up-fines-to-tone-down-water-festival.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13287-wet-and-not-so-wild-officials-up-fines-to-tone-down-water-festival.html

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

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:02:22 +0630
Vintage cars roll into Mandalay http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13285-vintage-cars-roll-into-mandalay.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13285-vintage-cars-roll-into-mandalay.html

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

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kyaw Ko Ko) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:54:30 +0630
Mandalay uni stops politics lecture http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13272-university-rector-cancels-journalist-s-lecture.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13272-university-rector-cancels-journalist-s-lecture.html Mandalay University authorities last week cancelled a planned presentation by a prominent foreign journalist just an hour before it was due to go ahead.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Khin Hsu Wai) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:48:41 +0630
Thousands of birds culled after Monywa flu outbreak http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13274-birds-culled-after-monywa-flu-outbreak.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/13274-birds-culled-after-monywa-flu-outbreak.html

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

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Phyo Wai Kyaw & Hlaing Kyaw Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:40:54 +0630