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.
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.
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.
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.
Amid fierce monsoon conditions elsewhere, farmers in Mandalay Region are complaining of drought.