The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 20 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Pyin Oo Lwin demonstrators call for constitution changes

Pyin Oo Lwin, home of the Defence Service Academy, was the site of protests last week as demonstrators demanded changes to the 2008 constitution, including reducing the provision of 25 percent of military representatives in the hluttaw.

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KTV joints hit pause for matriculation exams

KTV bars and “stage show” restaurants in Mandalay have been ordered to close their businesses during matriculation exams so that students are not distracted from their studies.

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Mandalay aged care facility to expand

A Mandalay social organisation plans to accept more elderly into its care facility in Chan Mya Tharsi township.


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Myanmar’s largest Chinese temple opens

A Chinese temple that donors say is the largest of its kind in Myanmar officially opened its doors in Mandalay last month.


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Solo protest planned for Peasants Day

A land rights activist in Pyin Oo Lwin plans to stage a solo protest to mark Peasants Day on March 2 to show solidarity with farmers facing land confiscations.

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Pyin Oo Lwin bypass set for mid-year completion

A new road enabling trucks and other vehicles to bypass downtown Pyin Oo Lwin will open in June, local officials say.


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Controversy in Mandalay over section 59(f) rallies

Government officials in Mandalay have been accused of bias in their handling of rallies concerning proposed amendments to Myanmar’s constitution.


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Sand-filled trucks put on notice

Drivers of sand trucks that pollute the city of Mandalay could face jail, city authorities warn.




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Protesters in Mandalay demand constitution changes

Mandalay residents staged a demonstration on February 9 to call for amendments to the 2008 constitution and the removal of restrictions on public protest.


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Private waste management coming to Mandalay

Mandalay City Development Committee will put out a tender later this month for rubbish collection in the city.

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