The Myanmar Times
Friday, 04 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Thousands out of work as minimum wage kicks off

September 1 was a dark day for some 200 employees turning up to work at their garment factory in Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone.

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Five to be sentenced over murder, dumping body in Inya Lake

Yangon’s Western District Court will hand down its verdict on September 14 to five people found guilty of murdering a 26-year-old man and then dumping his body in Inya Lake in late July.

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Bus fare reform plan gets government tick

Bus fare reform has moved a step closer, with the Yangon Region government approving a proposal that would see all fares collected based on distance.

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Police charge IDP detained fleeing Rakhine

Yangon immigration officials have charged one of nine Rakhine State Muslim children arrested last week with illegal entry, after deciding that the suspect is actually an adult.

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YCDC begins crackdown on parking permit fraud

A system intended to reduce traffic congestion in Yangon has instead created a black market for fake documents.

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New minimum wage sees workers sacked and struggling

After almost two years of arguments and negotiations, Myanmar has set its first minimum wage at K3600 (US$2.80) per day.

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Two bus lines partially suspended

Yangon bus riders are paying the price for two deadly accidents caused by reckless drivers earlier this year.

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The mean streets of Hlaing Tharyar

Police in the Yangon suburb say they lack the manpower to deal with overwhelming occurrences of lawless activity in neighbourhoods populated by squatters and transients.

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Video submitted in model murder trial

A man accused of murdering an up-and-coming model has submitted photos and a video to court to show they had been in a relationship.

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Push on for CCTV in taxis

Yangon traffic authorities have proposed installing CCTV cameras in taxis in a bid to fight crime – but drivers will have to foot the bill.

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