A land and labour rights activist has staged a solo protest in five Mandalay townships, criticising the slow pace of the government’s reform program.
Mandalay residents have paid tribute to one of the city’s first environmental activists by planting trees to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) said last week that it will go ahead with plans to demolish nine homes in Chan Mya Tharsi township to make way for a road extension project, despite petitions from the people who live there.
Three people, including two Tatmadaw soldiers and a Maha Aung Myay township resident, have been arrested in connection with the death of a man late on September 18.
Flash flooding in northern Mandalay Region has left up to two people dead and three missing, and buried homes in a number of villages under several feet of sand.