The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 31 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Japanese national arrested in Bagan

A Japanese national has been arrested at Bagan’s Nyaung Oo Airport after airport officials allegedly found antiquities in his baggage.

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MDY gov. red-faced over power cuts

Sparks are flying in Mandalay as residents complain about the city’s on-off electricity supply.



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In Mandalay, a US$2m dream

Residents in one of the city’s most deprived areas hope a proposed grant from ADB will help transform their community.


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Villagers demand democracy in wards

Villagers in Myinmu township, Sagaing Region say their ward administrator's appointment was not legal or democratic.

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Cross, Buddha made from bullets heading to Laiza

A group of peace activists last week left Mandalay for Laiza in Kachin State by car with a Buddha image and a Christian cross – both made from bullets fired in the Kachin conflict.


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Mandalay switches to lucky draw for June SIM sale

Mandalay officials have introduced a lucky draw system for distributing K1500 SIM cards to the public on June 20.

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Association backs MT reporter in defamation suit

The Myanmar Journalists Association has criticised government officials for filing a defamation suit against a senior reporter from The Myanmar Times over coverage of a recent dispute in Mandalay Region’s Madaya township.

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Mandalay religious leaders unite

Civil society activists aim to calm tensions in Mandalay by organising a peace ceremony led by influential Buddhist monks.



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Mandalay road death toll rises again

Mandalay Region’s road toll hit an annual high in May, with 24 deaths recorded from 38 serious accidents.

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Officials swamped by demand for ID cards

Officials in Mandalay Region issued almost four times more National Registration Cards than expected during a recent two-month campaign.


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