Mandalay & Upper Myanmar The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:24:53 +0630 en-gb 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 08:55:39 +0630
Mogok residents urge upkeep of historic British war cemetery

A century-old burial spot for British dead in Mandalay Region has fallen into disrepair and needs a clean-up, according to those who live nearby.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:01:51 +0630
Workers demand jobs back at privatised textile factory More than 700 factory employees are demanding that their employer reinstate locked-out workers on the basis of a 16-point agreement they said had been reached with the management a year ago.

]]> (Kyaw Ko Ko) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:11:40 +0630
Mandalay municipal poll likely in months Mandalay residents will soon get to follow their counterparts in Yangon to the polling booth to elect municipal officials.

]]> (Mg Zaw and Khin Su Wai) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:01:00 +0630
Rotten teak pillars putting bridge at risk More than 30 of the teak pillars that support popular tourist attraction the U Bein Bridge across Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura, Mandalay Region, have to be replaced because of advanced decay.

]]> (Phyo Wai Kyaw and Hlaing Kyaw Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:19:55 +0630
Hundreds join Mandalay protest against mine About 500 people including dozens of Buddhist monks protested near the Chinese consulate in Mandalay on December 27 demanding the closure of the Letpadaung copper mine.

]]> (AFP) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:37:42 +0630
Skaters descend on Mandalay for comp

Skaters from all over the country will be converging on Mandalay this week to take part in Myanmar’s first skating competition.

]]> (Kyay Mohn Win) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:02:52 +0630
Myingyan farmers dispute ownership of alluvial plain Farmers in Myingyan township, Mandalay Region, are complaining that they are being forced to share their fields with landless people.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:07:22 +0630
Mandalay: Braving 21st century challenges Mandalay has been added to the list of the world’s most “resilient cities”, joining the 32 that had been named during the first round in 2013.

]]> (Stuart Alan Becker) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:28:29 +0630
‘Nothing has changed’: Land activist stages solo protest through Mandalay

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.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:26:00 +0630