An attempt to unseat an elected National League for Democracy representative due to questions over his ethnicity has failed. A tribunal formed by the Union Election Commission dismissed the objection on January 20.
The Mandalay Region government has re-enflamed a decades-long land dispute after signing away plots to the very same ministry accused of stealing them.
A former monk who was prominent in the 2007 “Saffron Revolution” has been arrested in a Mandalay hotel and jailed on charges of immigration offences while visiting Myanmar with his Australian wife.
Myanmar's legal profession is aiming to come clean. Lawyers have launched the industry’s first independent, national bar association in Myanmar with the help of a London-based human rights training group and the rule of law committee.
One year on, students demanding an independent union, a democratic education system and the release of political prisoners have returned to the fray. The All Myanmar Student Union (Upper Myanmar) organised a demonstration marching to Mandalay University yesterday to mark the protest launched 12 months ago.
As the water level of the Ayeyarwady River is set to fall about 30 feet (9.1 metres) below its rainy-season peak, water authorities are sending out staff to camp out along the banks to help river traffic avoid running aground.
No power cuts this summer – that is the “bold” pledge from Mandalay Electricity Corporation as it plans for its first full hot season after becoming a private corporation. The promise was made by Mandalay Region’s electrical power minister, U Kyaw Myint, at a press conference held to announce the corporation’s profits.
Amid indications that the incoming National League for Democracy government will take up the issue of land-grabs, the party’s Mandalay Region has begun compiling a list of farmland seized unlawfully in the region.