Yangon The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon.html Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:39:03 +0630 en-gb YCDC backflips on car parking charges http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10153-ycdc-backflips-on-car-parking-charges.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10153-ycdc-backflips-on-car-parking-charges.html Yangon City Development Committee has reversed a decision to do away with parking fees across the city after just one year.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Noe Noe Aung and Mg Zaw) Yangon Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:04:25 +0630
Legal action threat fails to deter land protesters http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10087-legal-action-threat-fails-to-deter-land-protesters.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10087-legal-action-threat-fails-to-deter-land-protesters.html Demonstrators in downtown Yangon have rejected the push to abandon their camps in Mahabandoola Park and Tarmwe township, and have vowed to step up their protest by launching a hunger strike.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kyaw Phone Kyaw and Shwegu Thitsar) Yangon Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:06:01 +0630
Private sector to get hands on rubbish collection http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10078-private-sector-to-get-hands-on-rubbish-collection.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10078-private-sector-to-get-hands-on-rubbish-collection.html Waste management in Yangon will be transferred to the private sector within one year but municipal officials insist it will not result in higher waste collection costs for residents.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwe Gu Thit Sar and Hein Htet Aung) Yangon Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:09:43 +0630
Protestors lash out over Dhaka newspaper op-ed http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10001-protestors-lash-out-over-dhaka-newspaper-op-ed.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10001-protestors-lash-out-over-dhaka-newspaper-op-ed.html Demonstrations gathered outside of the Bangladesh embassy in Yangon on March 26 to voice their anger over a recent article published by the Dhaka Tribune newspaper suggesting that parts of Rakhine State join Bangladesh.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ye Mon) Yangon Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:22:08 +0630
Questions over waste from YCDC electricity project http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/9879-questions-over-waste-from-ycdc-electricity-project.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/9879-questions-over-waste-from-ycdc-electricity-project.html A plan to turn Yangon’s trash into electricity has hit a snag, with Yangon City Development Committee still unsure how to manage the potentially dangerous residual ash from two planned incinerators.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sandar Lwin) Yangon Mon, 17 Mar 2014 03:50:06 +0630
New ferries to arrive in September http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/9874-new-ferries-to-arrive-in-september.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/9874-new-ferries-to-arrive-in-september.html Three new ferries for the Pansodan-Dala river crossing are expected to arrive in late September, officials say.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwe Gu Thit Sar) Yangon Mon, 17 Mar 2014 03:46:19 +0630
Ban on non-Yangon cars angers taxi drivers http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/9787-ban-on-non-yangon-cars-angers-taxi-drivers.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/9787-ban-on-non-yangon-cars-angers-taxi-drivers.html Taxi drivers hoping to work in Yangon with cars registered elsewhere are being threatened with steep fines.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win) Yangon Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:57:25 +0630
Shwedagon entrance fees to change to kyat http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/9764-shwedagon-entrance-fees-to-change-to-kyat.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/9764-shwedagon-entrance-fees-to-change-to-kyat.html Visitors to Shwedagon pagoda will have to pay the entrance fee in Myanmar kyat instead of US dollars from April 1, the pagoda trustees’ website has announced.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ei Ei Thu) Yangon Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:31:02 +0630
Fear, confusion as clinics shut http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/9748-fear-confusion-as-clinics-shut.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/9748-fear-confusion-as-clinics-shut.html At an NLD-run health centre in South Dagon township, HIV patients struggled to comprehend government-ordered closure of MSF clinics.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwe Yee Saw Myint) Yangon Mon, 03 Mar 2014 04:00:46 +0630
Police seize sports car over attack http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/9666-police-seize-sports-car-over-attack.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/9666-police-seize-sports-car-over-attack.html Police say two men suspected of “brutally” attacking a taxi driver and a passenger with a baseball bat in Yangon in the early hours of February 17 have absconded to Magwe Region.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Toe Wai Aung) Yangon Mon, 24 Feb 2014 02:18:50 +0630