Yangon The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon.html Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:07:37 +0630 en-gb 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 03:37:00 +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 11:35:40 +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 04:34:36 +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 01:51:56 +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 04:40:49 +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 05:12:35 +0630
Govt in talks with private clinics for insurance http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10683-govt-in-talks-with-private-clinics-for-insurance.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10683-govt-in-talks-with-private-clinics-for-insurance.html Workers holding social insurance smart cards could soon be able to access private health care, the labour ministry says.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwe Yee Saw Myint) Yangon Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:29:02 +0630
Hundreds of Dala households to get piped water for first time http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10668-hundreds-of-households-to-get-water-hookup.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10668-hundreds-of-households-to-get-water-hookup.html

Yangon City Development Committee says hundreds of households in the most water-deficient wards of Dala township will finally be connected to piped water in July.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwegu Thitsar ) Yangon Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:22:14 +0630
Kachin farmers to sue Yuzana U Htay Myint http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10550-kachin-farmers-to-sue-yuzana-u-htay-myint.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10550-kachin-farmers-to-sue-yuzana-u-htay-myint.html Farmers from Kachin State whose lands were confiscated by company Yuzana say they will file charges against chair U Htay Myint if he does not take action to resolve the dispute.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Noe Noe Aung) Yangon Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:59:41 +0630
Aquarium hits a snag on tree-cutting permission http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10542-aquarium-hits-a-snag-on-tree-cutting-permission.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10542-aquarium-hits-a-snag-on-tree-cutting-permission.html

The construction of a US$15 million aquarium is being held up because Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has yet to give permission for trees at the site in Kandawgyi Park to be cut down.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwgu Thitsar) Yangon Mon, 02 Jun 2014 04:35:21 +0630