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 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:49:20 +0630 en-gb ‘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
Flash floods leave up to five dead in rural Mandalay Region http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/11714-flash-floods-leave-up-to-five-dead-in-rural-mandalay-region.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/11714-flash-floods-leave-up-to-five-dead-in-rural-mandalay-region.html

Flash flooding in northern Mandalay Region has left up to two people dead and three missing, and buried homes in a number of villages under several feet of sand.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Than Naing Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:30:22 +0630
Theatre workers demand resignation of national association boss http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/11560-theatre-workers-demand-resignation-of-national-association-boss.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/11560-theatre-workers-demand-resignation-of-national-association-boss.html Everybody's a critic: theatre workers from upper Myanmar are demanding the chair of the Myanmar Theatrical Association resign over his comments on section 436 of the constitution.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kyaw Ko Ko) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:20:10 +0630
US firm’s investment to tackle MDY power woes http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/11488-us-firm-s-480m-investment-to-tackle-mandalay-power-woes.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/11488-us-firm-s-480m-investment-to-tackle-mandalay-power-woes.html

Myanmar will see a boost in power from a solar project that backers say could produce up to 12 percent of the country’s power generation when it becomes fully operational.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Tim McLaughlin and Sithu Lwin ) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:25:46 +0630