Yangon The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon.html Sun, 19 Apr 2015 01:47:13 +0630 en-gb Professional bartender stirs up Yangon’s cocktail scene http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14030-professional-bartender-stirs-up-yangon-s-cocktail-scene.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14030-professional-bartender-stirs-up-yangon-s-cocktail-scene.html

Twenty members of the Myanmar Bartenders Association (MBA) received training in Yangon on April 8 from Brandon Grusd, a finalist in the 2012 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ei Ei Thu) Yangon Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:52:46 +0630
Some city bus lines to run during Thingyan http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13975-some-city-bus-lines-to-run-during-thingyan.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13975-some-city-bus-lines-to-run-during-thingyan.html This year, for the first time, 12 city bus lines will run during the Thingyan water festival holiday, transportation authorities announced yesterday.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win) Yangon Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:44:30 +0630
Yangon chief brushes off hotel project suit http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13963-yangon-chief-brushes-off-hotel-project-suit.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13963-yangon-chief-brushes-off-hotel-project-suit.html

U Myint Swe says he was instructed by the Union government to sign lease agreement with developer, a claim lawyers have dismissed as a lie.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ye Mon) Yangon Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:09:29 +0630
Thousands of buses sit idle as drivers flee traffic jams http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13962-thousands-of-buses-sit-idle-as-drivers-flee-traffic-jams.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13962-thousands-of-buses-sit-idle-as-drivers-flee-traffic-jams.html

Worsening traffic and declining incomes have driven many out of the industry, with some turning to taxis instead.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win) Yangon Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:06:28 +0630
YCDC election commission calls for full voting rights http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13775-ycdc-election-commission-calls-for-full-voting-rights.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13775-ycdc-election-commission-calls-for-full-voting-rights.html

An election commission report into Yangon’s heavily criticised municipal election in December has recommended scrapping the one-vote-per-household rule and allowing all adults over the age of 18 to cast a ballot, commission head U Tin Aye said yesterday.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kyaw Phone Kyaw) Yangon Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:35:17 +0630
Bus lines, passengers seek to beat the Thingyan touts http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13770-bus-lines-passengers-seek-to-beat-the-thingyan-touts.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13770-bus-lines-passengers-seek-to-beat-the-thingyan-touts.html

Bus lines have joined highway authorities in a clampdown on ticket touts.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win) Yangon Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:26:12 +0630
Yangon auditor-general two years behind on government accounts http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13751-yangon-auditor-general-two-years-behind-on-government-accounts.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13751-yangon-auditor-general-two-years-behind-on-government-accounts.html

Audited books for 2013-14 and 2014-15 have yet to appear in the hluttaw, MPs reveal ahead of budget session.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ye Mon) Yangon Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:27:56 +0630
Singaporean dies in apartment explosion http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13743-singaporean-dies-in-apartment-explosion.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13743-singaporean-dies-in-apartment-explosion.html A 35-year-old Singaporean national was found dead inside his apartment on Bo Yar Nyunt Street in Dagon township on March 24, following what residents describe as a single explosion.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Toe Wai Aung) Yangon Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:10:46 +0630
Thingyan no holiday for traffic police http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13695-thingyan-no-holiday-for-traffic-police.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13695-thingyan-no-holiday-for-traffic-police.html Leave cancelled in a bid to keep roads clear and safe, following seven fatalities during 2014 festival.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Toe Wai Aung) Yangon Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:07:04 +0630
More Insein Prison inmates sit matriculation exams this year http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13694-more-insein-prison-inmates-sit-matriculation-exams-this-year.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/13694-more-insein-prison-inmates-sit-matriculation-exams-this-year.html

Undergoing stricter than usual invigilation, 17 students serving terms in Insein Prison recently sat their matriculation exams.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwegu Thitsar) Yangon Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:03:53 +0630