Cash-strapped highway freight hauliers are to take to the streets to protest a decision by Mandalay City Development Committee to double the parking and storage fees it charges heavy goods vehicles.
Mandalay Region officials are keeping a political activist in jail despite his sentence having been completed, his colleagues say.
Chinese actor Zhang Jinlai, who is best known for his role as Monkey King in the 1986 television series Journey to the West, has met with fans in Mandalay as part of a state-sponsored tour of Myanmar.
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.