The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 23 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

BBC reporter charged after Mandalay protest

A local reporter for the Myanmar service of the BBC has been charged with assaulting a police officer in Mandalay during student-led protests on motorcycles there and in Yangon on Armed Forces Day that also resulted in several arrests.

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Mandalay mother mourns a lost son

Verdict for those who instigated last year’s unrest brings back painful memories for long-time resident.


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‘Hardliners’ accused of stoking violence

Last July in Mandalay, four days of religious-infused riots left two bystanders dead, saw at least a dozen injured and tore a rift in the community’s Buddhist-Muslim relations.

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MCDC pursues private tenders for Yetagun Taung golf course

A third  Mandalay-area golf course will be run by a private company following a tender from Mandalay City Development Committee.

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Mandalay authorities seek to ease Thingyan congestion

To relieve congestion in one of Mandalay’s most crowded areas during the water festival, local authorities have decided to reduce the number of permits for pandals.

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Election body formed for municipal vote

Who runs Mandalay? Amid hopes that more democracy will improve the city’s development, residents will soon have the chance to elect members of the city’s development committee – effectively, the city council.

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Bribes flow for official documents

ID cards and household member lists are meant to be almost free, but Mandalay residents have accused officials of charging them thousands of kyat for each.

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Wet and not-so-wild: Officials up fines to tone down water festival

Merrymakers during this year’s Thingyan water festival will have to follow the rules – or risk losing millions, Mandalay city officials say.

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Vintage cars roll into Mandalay

A cavalcade of veteran and vintage automobiles entered Mandalay this week as the latest and final stage of a Southeast Asian tour.

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Mandalay uni stops politics lecture

Mandalay University authorities last week cancelled a planned presentation by a prominent foreign journalist just an hour before it was due to go ahead.

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