Yangon The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon.html Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:55:55 +0630 en-gb Charges loom for directors of futures trading firm http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15327-charges-loom-for-directors-of-futures-trading-firm.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15327-charges-loom-for-directors-of-futures-trading-firm.html According to one report, the brokerage company may have defrauded clients of US$1.48 million.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kyaw Phone Kyaw) Yangon Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:30:58 +0630
Five students to face protest charges http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15303-five-students-to-face-protest-charges.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15303-five-students-to-face-protest-charges.html Police are to charge five students for staging a protest in downtown Yangon without permission.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Lun Min Mang) Yangon Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:19:12 +0630
Students protest against military’s veto http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15284-students-protest-against-military-s-veto.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15284-students-protest-against-military-s-veto.html

A small group of university students marched through central Yangon yesterday in protest against the military’s veto in parliament of changes to the constitution.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Lun Min Mang) Yangon Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:55:45 +0630
Monks defy order to leave monastery in Htauk Kyant http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15261-monks-defy-order-to-leave-monastery-in-htauk-kyant.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15261-monks-defy-order-to-leave-monastery-in-htauk-kyant.html Sayadaw Ashin Khemacara says donation contract shows he is entitled to stay put as long as he is alive.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Kyaw Min) Yangon Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:55:50 +0630
Car industry calls for repeal of parking rule http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15244-car-industry-calls-for-repeal-of-parking-rule.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15244-car-industry-calls-for-repeal-of-parking-rule.html Traffic police have promised a crackdown on those flouting a new system that requires anyone wanting to import a car to get local officials to verify they have a place in which to park the vehicle.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win) Yangon Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:49:16 +0630
Proposed K3600 minimum wage draws mixed response from workers, employers http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15224-proposed-k3600-minimum-wage-draws-mixed-response-from-workers-employers.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15224-proposed-k3600-minimum-wage-draws-mixed-response-from-workers-employers.html

Garment workers and small businesses have given a mixed reaction to a proposal to set the national minimum daily wage at K3600 (US$3.20), with employers saying they will continue to campaign against it.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Nyan Lynn Aung) Yangon Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:17:57 +0630
Ministry promises tender for $170m Yangon-Dala bridge http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15202-ministry-promises-tender-for-170m-yangon-dala-bridge.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15202-ministry-promises-tender-for-170m-yangon-dala-bridge.html Myanmar’s tallest bridge could be designed and built by foreign companies.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Htoo Thant) Yangon Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:15:04 +0630
Two die in police chase http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15183-two-die-in-police-chase.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15183-two-die-in-police-chase.html Two men died in an incident in Tarmwe township on the night of June 21 which reportedly involved police cars chasing a motorbike.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Toe Wai Aung) Yangon Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:07:10 +0630
UEC rolls out next phase of voter list program http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15150-uec-rolls-out-next-phase-of-voter-list-program.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15150-uec-rolls-out-next-phase-of-voter-list-program.html

The Union Election Commission yesterday launched the latest phase of displaying voter lists for public verification in 21 Yangon townships and several states and regions across the country in preparation for the November general elections.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Lun Min Mang) Yangon Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:36:22 +0630
Sangha committee a no-show at Ma Ba Tha conference http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15148-sangha-committee-a-no-show-at-ma-ba-tha-conference.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/15148-sangha-committee-a-no-show-at-ma-ba-tha-conference.html

A conservative monks’ organisation concluded its national conference on June 21 by urging the government to stop all construction projects near Shwedagon Pagoda, build “strong fencing” along Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh and not allow “Bengali boat people into our land”.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Kyaw Min) Yangon Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:30:37 +0630