The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 17 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Dog sanctuary idea floated to combat rabies in Mandalay

Fear of rabies and other diseases spread by stray dogs has prompted a Mandalay veterinary surgeon to call for a dog sanctuary to be built.


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Authorities promise tight security on nat festival trains

Myanma Railways has promised to maintain tight security on trains during the Taungbyone Nat Festival in Mandalay.

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Coffee growers get wake-up call from government on plantations

Participants in a decade-old project to boost coffee production in Mandalay Region are being pushed to get their plantations going.


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Surprise find made during royal restoration project

A project to restore three examples of Mandalay’s 19th century royal heritage has led to a surprising discovery.

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Monks demonstrate over media, U Wirathu bombing

Hundreds of monks in Mandalay staged an illegal demonstration last week, calling for “fairer” treatment in the international media and an end to terrorist acts.


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Petition backs calls to scrap media bill

The Mandalay branch of the Myanmar Journalist Network is collecting signatures and calling on MPs to scrap a print media law being considered by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.

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Vale, Par Par Lay

U Par Par Lay of Mandalay-based Moustache Brothers comedy troupe has passed away at the age of 67 following a brief battle with illness.


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Amarapura residents complain over land seizure for cemetery

Residents in Amarapura township have sent a letter of complaint to Mandalay Region’s chief minister over land seized in 2000 that is being used for a cemetery.


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No vacancy for tourists in Myanmar homes

Foreigners should not stay outside hotels because their behaviour is “not appropriate” and violates Myanmar customs, tourism minister says.

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Man injured by elephant dies as attacks continue

A man injured in a wild elephant attack last month has died from his injuries, according to residents of Thabeikkyin township in Mandalay Region.

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