Merrymakers during this year’s Thingyan water festival will have to follow the rules – or risk losing millions, Mandalay city officials say.
Poultry breeders have moved fast to control an outbreak of bird flu, state-owned media have reported.
Sick of the stink of the river whose water they used to drink, a group of Mandalay Region villagers say they will take to the streets in protest unless something is done to stop the pollution of the Dokehtawaddy River by industrial waste.
Improved drainage and water supply were among the topics discussed at a workshop last week in Mandalay, when the city’s development committee met with civil society organisations.
A former political prisoner last week eluded tight security to stage a solo protest outside the Chinese consulate in Mandalay.