Mandalay & Upper Myanmar The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:45:31 +0630 en-gb 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 01:42:00 +0630
Mandalay jade pagoda nearing completion A pagoda in Mandalay made entirely of jade is nearing completion, its backer says.

]]> (Hlaing Kyaw Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:57:43 +0630
Flower power helps kids in Mandalay stay in class

Dozens of young children who normally sell flowers around Mandalay’s royal moat have been given some much needed days off thanks to a newly launched volunteer organisation known as “Flower Growers Teaching Class”.

]]> (Mg Zaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:45:14 +0630
Road deaths fall in Mandalay Police in Mandalay have reported a slight drop in road deaths in the first half of this year.

]]> (Than Naing Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:24:54 +0630
Arrests made over Mandalay killings

Police in Mandalay have arrested a number of people in connection with the killing of two men, a Buddhist and a Muslim, at the height of religious violence earlier this month.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:05:00 +0630
Government to lift curfew ‘soon’ after hundreds detained Officials in Mandalay say the city is returning to normality and they hope to lift a 9pm-to-5am curfew “as soon as possible”.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:17:18 +0630
Last-minute rush to register motorbikes More than 30,000 illegal motorcycles have been registered in urban Mandalay under a Road Transport Administration Department amnesty program.

]]> (Phyo Wai Kyaw and Hlaing Kyaw Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 07 Jul 2014 01:07:00 +0630
Police to monitor downtown Mandalay with CCTV Security cameras will be installed in downtown Mandalay to combat crime, says Chief Superintendent Zaw Min Oo from Mandalay Region Police Force.

]]> (Than Naing Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:42:59 +0630
Fish farm owner angers residents A fish farm owner fed up with poachers on Taungthaman Lake in Mandalay Region has upset locals by erecting a security hut to catch them out.

]]> (Phyo Wai Kyaw and Hlaing Kyaw Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 16 Jun 2014 06:16:42 +0630
Highway freight firms say MCDC rate rise ‘will kill our business’

Cash-strapped highway freight hauliers are to take to the streets to protest a decision by Mandalay City Development Committee to double the parking and storage fees it charges heavy goods vehicles.

]]> (Than Naing Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:06:30 +0630