Mandalay’s tourism unaffected by curfew

MANDALAY – Tourist arrivals in Mandalay Region have advanced by 25 per cent on year after the curfew was lifted on August 11. Data also showed that a recent violence which led to a month-long curfew in the city did not affect the tourism industry of the region as a whole, as visitor arrivals in […]

Myanmar: rape claims were ‘fabricated’

The alleged rape of a Buddhist woman by two Muslim men that triggered religious violence in the central Myanmar city of Mandalay was fabricated, authorities said on Sunday. A Home Ministry announcement published in the Myanma Ahlin newspaper said a third Muslim man had sought to frame the two owners of a tea shop because […]