The Myanmar Times
Monday, 22 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

CCTV switched on at 10 traffic junctions

Hopes of relief from Yangon’s stifling traffic congestion were raised last week as 10 new high-tech traffic light systems came into use at major intersections.

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Business leaders enter crowded field for municipal poll

Are you insane? That’s what U Htay Aung’s family members asked when he told them he planned to run for a position on Yangon City Development Committee.

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Election commission races to be ready by Dec 27

Speeding up final preparations in the countdown toward Yangon city elections, YCDC officials have launched a “train the trainers” operation to explain voting procedures.

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Millions to miss out on YCDC vote

Barely 7.5 percent of residents will vote, with more than half of households failing to meet the strict eligibility requirements.

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Future of Yangon bus regulator not in doubt, insists chief

Yangon’s chaotic bus system is heading for a shake-up next year as the regional government confirmed that it will introduce a law to bring all services under one management.

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VGastro bar accused go on trial

Bahan Township Court on December 18 began the trial of a bar manager from New Zealand accused of insulting religion by using an image of the Buddha to promote a cheap drinks night.

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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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