The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 29 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Yangon court rejects suit over Kempinski-linked hotel

Yangon Region High Court has rejected an application to sue the Myanmar Investment Commission, Yangon’s chief minister and private investors over a controversial hotel project on Strand Road linked to global hotel chain Kempinski.

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One-third of Yangon homes off water grid

It might be 2015 but one in three Yangon residents – up to 1.7 million people – still does not have access to municipal water, according to the Yangon City Development Committee’s sanitation department.

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YCDC winner facing allegations of cheating

One of Yangon City Development Committee’s newly elected members, U Khin Maung Tint, is the subject of a complaint from his defeated opponent, who has accused him of illegal activities on election day.

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What’s next for YCDC poll winners?

For the first time in more than 60 years, publicly elected representatives will take up seats in City Hall in the second week of January.

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Dismal turnout for first municipal elections

As he slowly emerged from the polling station on Mahabandoola Garden Street in Kyauktada township, U Maung Ni, 80, shielded his eyes from the midday sun.

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Doctor cleared of malpractice charge

Mother of child who died after being delivered two months premature says she will appeal Supreme Court ruling that doctor was not neglient.

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Police bring about peaceful end to City Hall land sit-in

A 12-day sit-in protest at Yangon's City Hall over land confiscations in Thingangyun's Mee Gyaung Kan ward came to an end last week when 14 protesters were taken to court 15 hours after a meeting in which police warned of the coming action.

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YCDC graft complaints go into cyberspace

Corrupt Yangon City Development Committee officials can now be reported through a newly launched website, www.ycdc.gov.mm.

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Road traffic fines set for sharp increase

Paltry fines for traffic violations set by out-of-date laws could soon increase dramatically, police say.


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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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