Mandalay’s largest Chinese organisation will hold its annual New Year’s festivities later this month, despite cancelling the event in 2013 over security concerns.
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Despite growing concerns about burglars targeting gold-selling shops in Mandalay, most such businesses still have poor security and are having trouble finding well-trained guards to hire.
Animal lovers in Mandalay are appealing for donors to help them rescue dogs from meat market traffickers, with donations going towards building a shelter.
A Mandalay philanthropic organisation has been honoured for its social activities by the regional government.
Lack of maintenance has left many historically significant wooden and brick monasteries in Mandalay and nearby Amarapura in a poor state.
Police in Mandalay have denied yet another request made for a peaceful protest in the region – this time on the grounds that the issue is not relevant to the local community.
Retired staff from the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation are contesting a decision to return ministry-owned land to three men who claim to be the rightful owners.
Forty-six foreign prisoners, mostly from China, were freed from Mandalay’s Oboe Prison in an amnesty earlier this month, according to immigration officials.
Residents in rural Mandalay Region are upset that their self-funded hospital has been without a government-appointed doctor for more than two months.
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