Yangon The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon.html Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:13:04 +0630 en-gb Women-only buses to resume in Yangon http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11611-women-only-buses-to-resume.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11611-women-only-buses-to-resume.html Women-only buses will be operated by five bus lines starting later this year, Yangon regional government has announced.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ye Mon) Yangon Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:10:00 +0630
Salvage team finds ship, but no Dhammazedi Bell http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11358-salvage-team-finds-ship-but-no-dhammazedi-bell.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11358-salvage-team-finds-ship-but-no-dhammazedi-bell.html

Braving fierce currents, sceptical historians and, they believe, the watchful eye of the spirit world, a team of enthusiasts has embarked on the latest attempt to salvage the Dhammazedi Bell from the murky waters of the Yangon River.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwegu Thitsar and Aung Thura) Yangon Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:25:58 +0630
Hit-run drivers to face life ban http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11237-hit-run-drivers-to-face-lifetime-ban.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11237-hit-run-drivers-to-face-lifetime-ban.html

The head of Yangon's traffic police force has warned that hit-run driver will have their licences suspended for life if they are caught.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win and Toe Wai Aung) Yangon Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:13:34 +0630
Pedestrians killed in wild chase http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11231-two-pedestrians-killed-in-wild-hit-run-crash.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11231-two-pedestrians-killed-in-wild-hit-run-crash.html A man is facing charges of culpable homicide and rash driving after allegedly killing two pedestrians who were sitting on a traffic island on Sule Pagoda Road.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Toe Wai Aung) Yangon Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:05:18 +0630
Prisoner committee to consider lobbying for release of monks http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10832-prisoners-committee-to-consider-pushing-for-release-of-mahasantisukha-monks.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10832-prisoners-committee-to-consider-pushing-for-release-of-mahasantisukha-monks.html A member of a committee formed to assess political prisoners say it plans to examine the case of the five monks detained during the raid on Mahasantisukha Monastery in Tarmwe township on June 10.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ye Mon) Yangon Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:07:00 +0630
Jailed celebrities to lead party for Insein graduates http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10818-jailed-celebrities-to-lead-party-for-insein-graduates.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10818-jailed-celebrities-to-lead-party-for-insein-graduates.html

Jailed celebrities are planning on holding a celebration for two fellow inmates at Insein Prison who recently passed their matriculation exams, becoming the first to graduate from within Myanmar's prison system.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwegu Thitsar) Yangon Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:05:40 +0630
Traffic police to get tasers http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10770-traffic-police-to-get-tasers.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10770-traffic-police-to-get-tasers.html Until now they’ve been armed only with whistles, but traffic police in Yangon will soon be wielding tasers in an effort to maintain order on the city’s streets.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Toe Wai Aung) Yangon Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:04:36 +0630
Celebrations behind bars for first Insein inmate graduates http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10790-celebrations-behind-bars-for-first-insein-inmate-graduates.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10790-celebrations-behind-bars-for-first-insein-inmate-graduates.html Two young men have become the first inmates to pass their high school exams while serving a term at Insein Prison since the opportunity to study was introduced in 2010.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwegu Thitsar) Yangon Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:21:56 +0630
Two new flyovers planned for Yangon http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10744-two-new-flyovers-planned-for-yangon.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10744-two-new-flyovers-planned-for-yangon.html The government will begin two more flyovers this financial year in an effort to ease Yangon’s traffic congestion, a government official says.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Htoo Thant) Yangon Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:10:49 +0630
Deforestation prompts bees to nest in Yangon http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10687-deforestation-prompts-bees-to-nest-in-yangon.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10687-deforestation-prompts-bees-to-nest-in-yangon.html

Climate change and deforestation have prompted swarms of bees to nest in populated areas where there are more reliable food sources, the director of the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development’s Apiculture Department says.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwe Yee Saw Myint) Yangon Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:42:35 +0630