Nature conservationists hoping to establish a wildlife sanctuary at Yatkansintaung, in Mandalay Region’s Madaya township, will launch a petition this month in support of their bid, according to a member of the Mandalay branch of the Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability.
Police have been deployed to security checkpoints at the entrance of three major Mandalay townships in a new measure to crack down on crime, according to local officers.
Environmentalists are demanding action after the discovery of a second cache of illegally harvested timber on premises owned by the military. Troops reportedly cordoned off the area following the second find.
Although the Mandalay Region government plans to hold a Mandalay City Development Committee election later this month, Yangon’s mayor does not see a pressing need to do likewise to fill vacant seats on MCDC’s counterpart in the commercial capital.
Angry protesters took to the streets demanding the removal of judges for alleged corruption after a Mandalay Region township court threatened to send a teenager to prison for a year, or invoke a K300,000 fine.
An Irrawaddy dolphin has been found dead in the Ayeyarwady River conservation area north of Mandalay, its cause of death unknown, U Han Win, a member of the Irrawaddy dolphin conservation team, said on August 21.