Yangon The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon.html Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:51:15 +0630 en-gb Johns Hopkins shuts down Yangon University project http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13239-johns-hopkins-shuts-down-yangon-university-project.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13239-johns-hopkins-shuts-down-yangon-university-project.html

A renowned United States university has pulled out of a project at Yangon’s arts and sciences campus after failing to secure a memorandum of understanding guaranteeing academic freedom.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Wa Lone and Thomas Kean) Yangon Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:59:06 +0630
YCDC to begin air pollution monitoring at 15 locations http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13237-ycdc-to-begin-air-pollution-monitoring-at-15-locations.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13237-ycdc-to-begin-air-pollution-monitoring-at-15-locations.html 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.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwe Yee Saw Myint) Yangon Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:50:35 +0630
Firecrackers spark Gamone Pwint fire http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13236-firecrackers-spark-gamone-pwint-fire.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13236-firecrackers-spark-gamone-pwint-fire.html

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.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Toe Wai Aung) Yangon Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:44:21 +0630
YCDC rep tries name-and-shame to improve city roads http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13049-ycdc-rep-tries-name-and-shame-to-improve-city-roads.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13049-ycdc-rep-tries-name-and-shame-to-improve-city-roads.html Engineers responsible for road works should be prominently named so that they can be identified in the event of future deterioration of the work, a newly elected member of Yangon City Development Committee has urged.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kyaw Phone Kyaw) Yangon Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:20:16 +0630
Vintage rally out of the blocks http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12982-vintage-rally-out-of-the-blocks.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12982-vintage-rally-out-of-the-blocks.html

They’re off. The second Myanmar-Burma Road Classic rally set off from Yangon in a screech of tyres on January 26, and will make its way through some of the country’s major cities before returning on February 10.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win) Yangon Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:27:00 +0630
Yangon court rejects suit over Kempinski-linked hotel http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12821-yangon-court-rejects-suit-over-kempinski-linked-hotel.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12821-yangon-court-rejects-suit-over-kempinski-linked-hotel.html

Yangon Region High Court has rejected an application to sue the Myanmar Investment Commission, Yangon’s chief minister and private investors over a controversial hotel project on Strand Road linked to global hotel chain Kempinski.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ye Mon) Yangon Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:20:51 +0630
One-third of Yangon homes off water grid http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12775-one-third-of-yangon-homes-off-water-grid.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12775-one-third-of-yangon-homes-off-water-grid.html It might be 2015 but one in three Yangon residents – up to 1.7 million people – still does not have access to municipal water, according to the Yangon City Development Committee’s sanitation department.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kyaw Phone Kyaw) Yangon Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:50:57 +0630
YCDC winner facing allegations of cheating http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12779-ycdc-winner-facing-allegations-of-cheating.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12779-ycdc-winner-facing-allegations-of-cheating.html One of Yangon City Development Committee’s newly elected members, U Khin Maung Tint, is the subject of a complaint from his defeated opponent, who has accused him of illegal activities on election day.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kyaw Phone Kyaw) Yangon Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:17:33 +0630
What’s next for YCDC poll winners? http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12717-what-s-next-for-ycdc-poll-winners.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12717-what-s-next-for-ycdc-poll-winners.html For the first time in more than 60 years, publicly elected representatives will take up seats in City Hall in the second week of January.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Noe Noe Aung and Kyaw Phone Kyaw) Yangon Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:55:52 +0630
Dismal turnout for first municipal elections http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12675-dismal-turnout-for-first-municipal-elections.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12675-dismal-turnout-for-first-municipal-elections.html

As he slowly emerged from the polling station on Mahabandoola Garden Street in Kyauktada township, U Maung Ni, 80, shielded his eyes from the midday sun.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Noe Noe Aung and Kyaw Phone Kyaw) Yangon Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:03:44 +0630