The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 28 February 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

YCDC to begin air pollution monitoring at 15 locations

In an attempt to combat worsening air quality, Yangon City Development Committee are installing 15 air quality control machines throughout the city, assistant chief engineer of the pollution and cleansing department U Aung Myint Maw says.

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Firecrackers spark Gamone Pwint fire

A man has been charged with negligence leading to the outbreak of a fire at the Gamone Pwint shopping centre on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road in Yangon’s Mayangone township.

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Voices from the street: Laukkai fighting - VOX POP

U Myo Lwin, 41, teashop owner, Botahtaung township - Pheung Kya-shin was long a drug criminal under the former government but was never given any sort of punishment.

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Second Red Cross convoy under fire

Five people including a relief worker were wounded in an attack on a Myanmar Red Cross Convoy in conflict-torn northeastern Myanmar, the second such attack within a week.

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Tribunal rules white-card voting unconstitutional

The Constitutional Tribunal has instructed parliament that people holding temporary citizenship documents – so-called white-card holders – cannot vote in the forthcoming referendum on possible amendments to the constitution.

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Displaced in Lashio hope for an early return to jobs in Laukkai

People displaced by heavy fighting in the Kokang Self-administered Zone in northern Shan State between the Tatmadaw and Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) say they want peace to be restored so they can go back to work.

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Refugees pour across border into China

Refugees fleeing into China from fighting between Myanmar troops and Kokang rebels say the exodus is far greater than reported by official media on both sides, and that the full extent of civilian casualties has not yet been tallied.

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Red Cross halts assistance after convoy attack

Red Cross volunteers will no longer provide assistance to people displaced by the intense fighting that erupted in northern Shan State, Myanmar Red Cross secretary general U Khin Maung Hla has announced.

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Government rejects MNDAA offer for ceasefire negotiations

The government has ruled out opening negotiations with the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), a Kokang armed group, following clashes that have left scores of soldiers dead on both sides.

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Final arguments next month for ‘Buddha bar’ defendants

Final arguments in the “Buddha bar” court case are expected in early March, with the bar’s New Zealand manager and two Myanmar nationals facing more than four years’ prison.

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