Nine months on, the case against environmental activist Ko Tint Aung Soe has again inched forward with the announcement that six witnesses against him will be taking the stand on March 10. This will be the 15th hearing in all, but the first since last November.
Following an instruction issued by the National League for Democracy last year to list all land-grabbing issues, the party’s Mandalay branch has nearly finished compiling a list of farmland disputes in the region.
A Mandalay judge will next week decide whether to formally charge 2007 protest leader U Gambira under the immigration act, it was revealed at a hearing yesterday. The former political prisoner will face anywhere from six months to five years in prison if found guilty of entering the country illegally, as immigration officials allege.
The death of 17 protesters against British colonial rule was marked in a solemn ceremony in Mandalay yesterday. Participants gathered to honour those who had fallen in a crucial uprising against foreign occupation.
As meteorologists warn that a strong El Niño could cause a serious drought in central Myanmar, Thingyan organisers in Mandalay announce measures to cut water waste during the upcoming New Year’s celebrations.
Mandalay General Hospital has successfully resumed performing kidney transplant operations, officials have announced. Though the first such operations were performed in 2001, none had been performed since 2004.
Speculation over the identity of the next chief minister of Mandalay seems to be increasingly concentrating on a single figure: U Zaw Myint Maung, a highly popular local MP known to be close to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.