The Myanmar Times
Friday, 24 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

More than 100 junctions to get improved traffic lights

The brief era of the flyover has passed, according to Yangon’s mayor, who said municipal authorities will instead tackle the city’s traffic woes through improved management.

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Four dead in Myawaddy explosion

Four civilians including a 12-year-old boy were killed and several wounded when a mortar bomb hit a crowded road in conflict-hit eastern Myanmar last week.

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First KFC to open in 2015

The first KFC outlet in Myanmar is expected to open its doors in 2015, owner Yum! Brands announced this morning, after it signed a deal with Yoma Strategic Holdings to make the Singapore-listed firm its franchise partner here.

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Bus lines back women-only services push

Most bus lines in Yangon confirmed last week that they would consider running women-only bus lines in Yangon during the morning and evening rush hours. But there’s a catch – the tickets may end up costing more.

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Trafficked Rohingya found in Thailand

People-smugglers kidnapped dozens of Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh after duping them with fake job offers, and trafficked them to a rubber plantation in southern Thailand, say officials.

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Clashes could delay peace process, NCCT chief warns

Fresh clashes between ethnic armed forces and the Tatmadaw could delay the signing of the nationwide ceasefire agreement, a senior peace negotiator has warned.

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President’s Office to probe migrant torture allegations

The President’s Office has confirmed it will seek to form a commission to investigate allegations that two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering a vacationing British couple in Koh Tao, Thailand, were tortured during a police interrogation.

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Muslim activist released weeks after conviction

Less than two weeks after being convicted of rioting in a Sittwe court, Muslim community leader U Kyaw Hla Aung was released under a presidential amnesty on October 7.

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Stability returns to Myawaddy

Though calm has returned to Myawaddy, Kayin State, the army is on alert and traffic from other towns is still down from normal levels. After a series of armed clashes, troops searched homes and vehicles for weapons.

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Amnesty panned as MI officials, not political prisoners, walk free

Political prisoner and human rights groups say they are disappointed with the latest amnesty, which saw only one confirmed political prisoner freed.

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