The Myanmar Times
Monday, 25 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Minister for Facebook, YCDC rep trade jabs over Botahtaung jetty

A recently elected member of Yangon’s municipal council has come out swinging against Minister for Information U Ye Htut over a Facebook post in which he complained about garbage at one of the city’s most popular riverside spots.

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Monsoon to bring relief to Yangon in late May

Relief from the heat should arrive in coming weeks, with meteorologists forecasting the monsoon will hit the country on time this year.

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Police identify two men found beside highway

Brothers from Hlaing Tharyar had been stabbed while their hands were tied behind their backs.

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YCDC proposes four night markets

New night markets could be set up if plans now being considered by Yangon City Development Committee come to fruition.

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Government seeks private funding for BRT system

Bus network would be 60pc privately owned, with anticipated total cost of about K100 billion (US$91.8 million).


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YCDC, heritage trust to press on with conservation law

Yangon Heritage Trust says two draft conservation laws recently published by the Ministry of Culture in state media will not offer effective protection to the city’s heritage buildings, and further legislation will be needed.

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Congestion tax proposal divides Yangon residents

Yangon Region’s vehicle supervisory committee floats plan for tax on all cars entering downtown area.


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UN’s ‘Global Road Safety Week’ aims to cut soaring accident rate

Yangon, which has seen an explosion of traffic and accidents in just a few years, will hold the third UN Global Road Safety Week in People’s Park and other venues with a walkathon and programs to educate and entertain from May 4-10.

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YKKO says sorry over bug-in-soup controversy

The apology was sincere, even fulsome. The restaurant chain YKKO wished it to be known that it was very sorry that a customer at its Tarmwe township branch had discovered an insect in her kyay-oh soup and, moreover, that the waiter who received the complaint appeared insufficiently responsive.

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Dala village gets solar power supply

Villagers in Dala township, Yangon Region, are enjoying the benefits of solar power following the installation of a generator by the Myanmar Red Cross Society. The project was funded by the Belgian-based Bright Foundation.

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