The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 01 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Yangon police permit almost 90pc of protests

Police in Yangon Region approved almost 90 percent of the more than 300 applications to protest submitted so far this year, a senior official said last week.

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More than 100 junctions to get improved traffic lights

The brief era of the flyover has passed, according to Yangon’s mayor, who said municipal authorities will instead tackle the city’s traffic woes through improved management.

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Bus lines back women-only services push

Most bus lines in Yangon confirmed last week that they would consider running women-only bus lines in Yangon during the morning and evening rush hours. But there’s a catch – the tickets may end up costing more.

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Landmark project moves forward without ‘critical’ lease extension

Restoration efforts are ongoing on the centrepiece building of a major development project in Yangon backed by business tycoon Serge Pun, despite continued difficulties in securing a critical lease extension for the mixed-use property.

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The price of history: restoring the former railways headquarters

Restoration work is never straightforward but the former Burma Railways headquarters poses particular challenges for those hoping to turn it into a luxury hotel in the coming years.

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Women-only buses to resume in Yangon

Women-only buses will be operated by five bus lines starting later this year, Yangon regional government has announced.

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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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