Mandalay & Upper Myanmar The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:48:55 +0630 en-gb Curfew lifted but security forces remain

A curfew imposed in Mandalay following an outbreak of violence in July was lifted last week, but police officials said additional security forces would remain in the city.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:31:08 +0630
Police hail traffic safety campaign Traffic police praised road users last week after road deaths and injuries fell in Mandalay District in the first seven months of 2014.

]]> (Than Naing Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:01:32 +0630
Charity school prompts officials to act in Mandalay One month after a local charity in Mandalay began teaching a group of poor children by the side of a major city street, authorities have stepped in and promised them free schooling.

]]> (Sithu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:34:12 +0630
Hluttaw stays silent on conflicts

After the latest outbreak of interreligious violence between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Mandalay subsided, President U Thein Sein declared that the incident was incited by an unknown group whose motives remained unclear.

]]> (Ei Ei Toe Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:11:28 +0630
Ayeyarwady River level rises in Mandalay

The level of the Ayeyarwady River at Mandalay has declined slightly after a rapid rise during the month of July, but officials say it could still reach its danger point.

]]> (Phyo Wai Kyaw and Hlaing Kyaw Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:48:34 +0630
Mandalay curfew scares off nat festival visitors

The Taungbyone festival used to be buzzing until well after midnight, but the 10pm curfew in Mandalay has put a damper on night-time crowds – and hurt businesses.

]]> (Phyo Wai Kyaw and Hlaing Kyaw Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Sun, 10 Aug 2014 00:09:00 +0630
NGOs focus on sexual health awareness

Health workers and NGOs that focus on stemming the spread of sexually transmitted diseases conducted outreach activities at the Taungbyone nat festival in Mandalay’s Madaya township last week.

]]> (Kyaw Ko Ko) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:50:00 +0630
Mandalay journalists to form union Citing government “oppression”, journalists in Mandalay are banding together to form a union, organisers said last week. Organising committee member U Min Din, editor-in-chief of Mandalay Khit, said a conference will be convened in mid-August.

]]> (Maung Zaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Sat, 09 Aug 2014 14:44:44 +0630
Pirates of the Ayeyarwady terrorise port communities River pirates are running rampant on moored boats in Mandalay but ship owners and workers are too afraid to report cases to police or the media, sources in the area say.

]]> (Maung Zaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Fri, 08 Aug 2014 23:32:00 +0630
Extra security promised for Taungbyone nat festival Recent violence in Mandalay will not affect the annual Taungbyone nat festival but officials have promised heightened security at the event, which begins this week in Madaya township.

]]> (Phyo Wai Kyaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:12:00 +0630