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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Mandalay City Development Committee will put out a tender later this month for rubbish collection in the city.
Four alleged organisers of a protest over a land dispute in Mandalay Region’s Myingyan township have been charged under section 18 of the peaceful protest law.
Mandalay Mayor U Aung Maung has announced plans for new or upgraded sporting fields in all seven Mandalay townships.
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.
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.
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