Squatters living in five villages of northern Yangon Region have been given a September 5 deadline to clear out of their illegal dwellings, according to a press conference held by members of the affected populations.
Yangon police have sought to quell speculation over the quadruple homicide of a former police officer and three of his family members in Mingaladon township last week, after rumours about possible motives and culprits circulated widely on social media.
Got a problem you think your local MP can fix? On August 27 you can call him or her up and talk about it. Elected representatives from six southern Yangon Region townships will be available on that morning to answer their constituents’ questions.
A power plant fuelled by garbage will add 300 kilowatts an hour to the Yangon city grid, while at the same time reducing pollution, experts say. The waste-energy factory, due to open next April in Shwe Pyi Thar township, is already 80 percent complete, said U Aung Myint Maw, assistant chief engineer at Yangon City Development Committee.
Health officials are fighting back against a deadly outbreak of Japanese encephalitis, which has killed 19 people, including four children, since January. The Department of Public Health has launched a program to vaccinate 40,000 people in the hardest-hit locations.
As controversy continues to swirl around allegations that the Myanmar government was condoning the “legal trafficking” of migrant workers to overseas jobs, it has emerged that more than 100 employment agencies have signed up to a new code of conduct.
A bus driver is facing criminal charges after being involved in a series of deadly collisions in the early hours of August 17. Ko Wai Lin Maung, 37, who lives in Kayan township, Yangon Region, was driving his Fuso passenger bus toward Yangon along Thanlyin Thone Kwa Road near Phayar Gone village when he lost control at speed, colliding with a Hyundai bus ahead of him.