The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 18 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Police seize sports cars amid crackdown

Yangon Region police seized 52 sports cars between December 5 and 7 as part of a crackdown on reckless driving and the use of noisy power exhausts.

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Voter overhaul nears phase two

Voter registration will soon enter its second stage in 14 townships of Yangon Region, an electoral official told The Myanmar Times last week.

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More blocks hit streets as YCDC marks bus lanes

Concrete blocks were laid out at regular intervals on one of Yangon’s main roads last week by the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) to beef up newly marked bus lanes.

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Catholics celebrate milestone in Yangon

Thousands of Myanmar Catholics marked 500 years of the church’s presence inside the country in a lively celebration at a Yangon cathedral held four years late because of religious restrictions under the former military government.

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YCDC certifies 291 candidates for election

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) last week revealed a list of nearly 300 candidates for its upcoming election, scheduled to be held on December 27.

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New campaign forces buses into right lane

Bus drivers are being warned to stick to right-hand lanes and not stop except in designated places as part of the latest traffic police campaign to improve safety and ease traffic congestion.

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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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