The Myanmar Times
Friday, 22 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Salvage team finds ship, but no Dhammazedi Bell

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.

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Hit-run drivers to face life ban

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.

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Pedestrians killed in wild chase

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.

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Prisoner committee to consider lobbying for release of monks

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.

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Jailed celebrities to lead party for Insein graduates

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.

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Traffic police to get tasers

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.

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Celebrations behind bars for first Insein inmate graduates

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.



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Two new flyovers planned for Yangon

The government will begin two more flyovers this financial year in an effort to ease Yangon’s traffic congestion, a government official says.

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Deforestation prompts bees to nest in Yangon

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.

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Govt in talks with private clinics for insurance

Workers holding social insurance smart cards could soon be able to access private health care, the labour ministry says.

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