Yangon The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon.html Fri, 29 May 2015 12:32:17 +0630 en-gb Nationalists say no to foreign pressure http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14718-nationalists-say-no-to-foreign-pressure.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14718-nationalists-say-no-to-foreign-pressure.html

Upward of 150 Buddhist nationalists converged at a rally in Yangon’s Tarmwe township yesterday, protesting against international pressure over the migrant boat crisis, as well as perceived bias in foreign media coverage.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Wa Lone) Yangon Thu, 28 May 2015 10:22:13 +0630
Public space dwindles in Yangon http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14683-public-space-dwindles-in-yangon.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14683-public-space-dwindles-in-yangon.html

High-rise buildings are sucking up Yangon’s air and water, suffocating its inhabitants, say space-starved residents.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kyaw Phone Kyaw) Yangon Wed, 27 May 2015 09:33:01 +0630
Yangon-Dala bridge on track after compensation deal http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14553-yangon-dala-bridge-on-track-after-compensation-deal.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14553-yangon-dala-bridge-on-track-after-compensation-deal.html

A deal on compensation for local residents seems to have unlocked the way to the long-awaited bridge over the Yangon River linking downtown Yangon with Dala township.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (ShweGu ThitSar) Yangon Tue, 19 May 2015 10:31:07 +0630
Leading Buddhist organisation resumes activities after dispute http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14545-leading-buddhist-organisation-resumes-activities-after-dispute.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14545-leading-buddhist-organisation-resumes-activities-after-dispute.html

Young Men’s Buddhist Association had been forced to halt its work for newly a year due to investigation.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sandar Lwin) Yangon Tue, 19 May 2015 09:58:11 +0630
National Unity Party promises to take up factory workers’ cause http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14510-national-unity-party-promises-to-take-up-factory-workers-cause.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14510-national-unity-party-promises-to-take-up-factory-workers-cause.html

The National Unity Party is trying hard to woo the factory workers’ vote.



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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Nyan Lynn Aung) Yangon Mon, 18 May 2015 09:48:26 +0630
President to hold ‘regular’ meet with parties http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14507-president-to-hold-regular-meet-with-parties.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14507-president-to-hold-regular-meet-with-parties.html Party leaders insist they are not excited about the invitation to meet President U Thein Sein this afternoon in the Yangon Region parliament building.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ei Ei Toe Lwin) Yangon Mon, 18 May 2015 09:40:33 +0630
Journalist charged six months after press freedom protest http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14473-journalist-charged-six-months-after-press-freedom-protest.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14473-journalist-charged-six-months-after-press-freedom-protest.html

A senior editor at Thamaga weekly said yesterday she had been charged by police for her involvement in an unauthorised rally calling for freedom of expression held in Yangon more than six months ago.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Mratt Kyaw Thu) Yangon Fri, 15 May 2015 09:55:42 +0630
Activist to protest YCDC car tax http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14471-activist-to-protest-ycdc-car-tax.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14471-activist-to-protest-ycdc-car-tax.html

Yangon authorities face a one-man protest this weekend as a local resident takes to the streets to denounce the policy of taxing out-of-town vehicles, and the tax collectors who carry out that policy. And they’re not even polite about it.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kyaw Phone Kyaw) Yangon Fri, 15 May 2015 09:49:01 +0630
Arbitration council orders Costec to rehire workers http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14446-arbitration-council-orders-costec-to-rehire-workers.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14446-arbitration-council-orders-costec-to-rehire-workers.html

South Korean company has until today to appeal against ruling by Yangon’s labour Arbitration Council.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kyaw Phone Kyaw) Yangon Thu, 14 May 2015 09:20:53 +0630
Yangon police step up campaign against noisy power exhausts http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14430-yangon-police-step-up-campaign-against-noisy-power-exhausts.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14430-yangon-police-step-up-campaign-against-noisy-power-exhausts.html

Noisy drivers beware: The police will take you off the road if you rig your car to make excess racket.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Toe Wai Aung) Yangon Wed, 13 May 2015 10:34:22 +0630