The Myanmar Times
Monday, 31 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Yangon’s lost children

Fourteen-year-old Ma Ei Mon’s tidy hair and thanaka-daubed face belie her troubled past and confused reality: Barely a teenager, she could be studying at school, but she is already working and living far from home.

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Police told not to charge for clearance letters

Police have been ordered to provide criminal clearance letters free of charge, after a forgery ring was uncovered earlier this month in Yangon.

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Nine Muslim children from Rakhine State arrested in Yangon

During a car inspection on August 22, police discovered a drunk driver who was attempting to smuggle in 10 people from IDP camps.

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Police boost security after Thai bombing

Yangon police have stepped up security in the wake of last week’s Bangkok bombing, but say there is no evidence to suggest the culprits are in Yangon or planning an attack here.

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Yangon school bus plan stalls

It seemed like a solid proposal: Provide bus transport for all government-run schools in order to reduce traffic congestion, improve safety and save time for parents.

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