Yangon The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon.html Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:57:34 +0630 en-gb Police seize sports cars amid crackdown http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12540-police-seize-sports-cars-amid-crackdown.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12540-police-seize-sports-cars-amid-crackdown.html

Yangon Region police seized 52 sports cars between December 5 and 7 as part of a crackdown on reckless driving and the use of noisy power exhausts.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Toe Wai Aung) Yangon Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:30:23 +0630
Voter overhaul nears phase two http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12538-voter-overhaul-nears-phase-two.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12538-voter-overhaul-nears-phase-two.html Voter registration will soon enter its second stage in 14 townships of Yangon Region, an electoral official told The Myanmar Times last week.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Lun Min Mang) Yangon Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:18:29 +0630
More blocks hit streets as YCDC marks bus lanes http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12465-more-blocks-hit-streets-as-ycdc-marks-bus-lanes.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12465-more-blocks-hit-streets-as-ycdc-marks-bus-lanes.html Concrete blocks were laid out at regular intervals on one of Yangon’s main roads last week by the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) to beef up newly marked bus lanes.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win) Yangon Mon, 08 Dec 2014 06:44:19 +0630
Catholics celebrate milestone in Yangon http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12402-catholics-celebrate-milestone-in-yangon.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12402-catholics-celebrate-milestone-in-yangon.html

Thousands of Myanmar Catholics marked 500 years of the church’s presence inside the country in a lively celebration at a Yangon cathedral held four years late because of religious restrictions under the former military government.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (AFP) Yangon Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:39:39 +0630
YCDC certifies 291 candidates for election http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12210-ycdc-certifies-291-candidates-for-election.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12210-ycdc-certifies-291-candidates-for-election.html The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) last week revealed a list of nearly 300 candidates for its upcoming election, scheduled to be held on December 27.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Noe Noe Aung) Yangon Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:57:18 +0630
New campaign forces buses into right lane http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12142-new-campaign-forces-buses-into-right-lane.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12142-new-campaign-forces-buses-into-right-lane.html Bus drivers are being warned to stick to right-hand lanes and not stop except in designated places as part of the latest traffic police campaign to improve safety and ease traffic congestion.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win) Yangon Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:45:10 +0630
Yangon police permit almost 90pc of protests http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12080-yangon-police-permit-almost-90pc-of-protests.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12080-yangon-police-permit-almost-90pc-of-protests.html Police in Yangon Region approved almost 90 percent of the more than 300 applications to protest submitted so far this year, a senior official said last week.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Toe Wai Aung) Yangon Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:42:46 +0630
More than 100 junctions to get improved traffic lights http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11937-more-than-100-junctions-to-get-improved-traffic-lights.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11937-more-than-100-junctions-to-get-improved-traffic-lights.html 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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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win) Yangon Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:13:53 +0630
Bus lines back women-only services push http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11943-bus-lines-back-women-only-services-push.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11943-bus-lines-back-women-only-services-push.html 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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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win) Yangon Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:16:26 +0630
Landmark project moves forward without ‘critical’ lease extension http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11770-landmark-project-moves-forward-without-critical-lease-extension.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11770-landmark-project-moves-forward-without-critical-lease-extension.html

Restoration efforts are ongoing on the centrepiece building of a major development project in Yangon backed by business tycoon Serge Pun, despite continued difficulties in securing a critical lease extension for the mixed-use property.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Tim McLaughlin and Thomas Kean) Yangon Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:13:38 +0630