BRIEF – Mandalay authorities relax curfew by an hour

Authorities in Mandalay relaxed the curfew imposed upon seven townships after last month’s riots by an hour. It previously lasted for six hours — from 9pm to 3am — but Mandalay district’s general administration department announced on Monday that the curfew will be reduced, and would start at 10pm instead. The restrictions were levied after communal violence broke out in Chan Aye Tharzan Township, leaving two people dead and more than 20 injured.