Gangway! Mandalay merchants who block the city’s streets could end up in jail if they persistently get in the path of pedestrians, authorities have warned. Starting July 15, in the six downtown townships of the Mandalay City Development Committee area, it will be an offence to encumber the pavement, platforms, drains or roadways.
The International Labour Organization will conduct research into the experiences that Myanmar migrant workers have faced abroad and how the country benefits after they return home, according to the UN agency.
A Magwe Region minister said last week that a local distillery in Aunglan township has been ordered to shut down, in response to persistent demands for its closure from local residents who say the operation stinks.
The excavation of the tomb of an ancient Thai king in a Mandalay cemetery has been suspended on order of the city’s development committee. MCDC has written to the officials in charge of the excavation of the tomb of King Udombhara in Lin Zin Kone Cemetery, in Amarapura township.
Save our mountain, local residents are saying in Pyin Oo Lwin. An environmental conservation group has enlisted villagers and local authorities in a bid to keep Yay Pyan Mountain lush, green and untouched.