The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 05 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Blood donations mark NLD leader’s birthday

More than 200 people queued to donate blood on June 19 in honour of National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who celebrated her 70th birthday that day.

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Speaker rebukes dissenting MP as Yangon city plan approved

Opposition MP questions whether landowners in the project area have connections with government officials.

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Police unit seeks better relations with media

The Yangon Region Police Force has formed a new media unit aimed at building better relations between journalists and law enforcement officials.

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Defiant U Ye Htut says Yegu tender will continue

In apparent defiance of parliament, the government says it will continue with plans to sell off the 90-acre transmitter site at Yegu, in Yangon’s Mayangone township.

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Strike called off at shoe factory

Workers end two-day protest over the sacking of officials from Tai Yi union but are considering further action.

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MPs breathe life into suspended Yangon ‘new city’ development

Halted in September 2014 following a public outcry, controversial project gets backing of Yangon Region Hluttaw.

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How to fix the city’s traffic jams? Consumer group puts forth a colourful solution

Drivers who paint the town red are a known safety risk. But what about painting the town yellow?

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Election fever prompts large rise in electoral roll complaints

More than 87,000 corrections submitted after voter lists go on display in 14 Yangon Region townships.


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Police probe demolition of homes in industrial zone by hired gang

Violent clashes broke out in northern Yangon as armed men, apparently hired by a landowner, forcibly drove off residents before destroying their homes with bulldozers.

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Yangon MPs to debate stalled ‘new city’ project

The Yangon Region Hluttaw will discuss the controversial “new city” project – suspended by the regional government last year – on June 15, according to MPs.

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