The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 02 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Triple taxi taxes set to continue, insists YCDC

Yangon City Development Committee has denied reports that it plans to scrap the city taxi registration scheme, saying responsibility for registration will instead be transferred to another association.

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MOI to file lawsuits on two media groups

The Ministry of Information is preparing to take two publications to court after mediation through the Myanmar Press Council (Interim) failed to yield a result acceptable to both sides, according to minister U Ye Htut.

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The Saffron Revolution, seven years on

Seven years on from the Saffron Revolution, former monk and ABMA leader U Gambira reflects on the changes that have taken place in Myanmar – and those that haven't.

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Accor set to expand again in Myanmar

French hotel group Accor is set to further expand its Myanmar presence with three budget properties, following its return to the country in 2013.

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Climbers were not prepared, says Htoo

Recriminations are beginning to fly over the attempt to climb Myanmar’s tallest mountain, with Htoo Foundation accusing organisers of not providing enough equipment for the climbers.

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‘Yoma’ beer to hit shelves by December

Danish brewer Carlsberg will begin production at its Myanmar factory next month as the company looks to become the first foreign producer approved by President U Thein Sein’s government to tap the country’s promising beer market.

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Constitution committee wraps up debate on draft changes

Revisions to be proposed to the country’s constitution could be considerable, an official leading the amendment process hinted last week.

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Govt backtracks on sending domestic workers to Singapore

Citing concerns about exploitation, the government has ceased granting permits for domestic servants to work in Singapore for the foreseeable future.

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MPs to vote on education bill

The Joint Bill Committee has recommended MPs reject a proposal from President U Thein Sein to extend the transition period for education reform by eight years when they vote on it in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.

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Concerns raised over poorly built school buildings

Private developers who flout safety rules and build substandard schools could face prosecution if MPs manage to bring a proposed crackdown into effect.

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