Mandalay's main hospital has been overrun - but not by patients. Stray dogs are roaming the wards, terrorising staff, patients and their relatives, amid accusations the hospital's management has failed to take act on complaints about the problem.
Mandalay reporters have met police officials to complain about the behaviour of police informants at news events, after a reporter was physically harassed while covering a protest on March 31.
A senior reporter from The Myanmar Times was found guilty of defamation and fined K10,000 after a 10-month legal battle in Mandalay.
Members of the Chinese Muslim group in Mandalay hope that holding their own census will prove to the government that they should be officially recognised as one of Myanmar’s ethnic groups and help them to bolster their unique identity.