The Myanmar Times
Monday, 21 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Bus driver killed as bus plunges onto rail tracks

Police say excessive speed caused a bus driver to lose control of his vehicle and career off a rail overpass onto a train line in northern Yangon on February 20.


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Squatters refuse to go as eviction date looms

Residents began nightly patrols in Dagon Seikkan township ahead of a February 16 eviction deadline as township administrator admits the likelihood of violence is high.

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Bus complaints hit a new record

Bus bosses have blamed “greedy” conductors for overcharging passengers last month after a record surge in complaints.



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Man arrested over fake home ownership documents

A man who allegedly absconded after swindling millions of kyats from seven women by selling fake house ownership documents has been arrested in Yangon Region, police said last week.

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Firefighters battle twin blazes

Separate fires broke out in Yangon’s Kyeemyindaing and Bahan townships on the night of January 28, causing a total of more than US$14,000 in damage.

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Charges filed against Chinese medical clinic

Police file charges against a traditional Chinese medical clinic in Yangon after health officials allege it conducted unauthorised, dangerous surgical procedures.

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Le Planteur sets new course

Tycoon Serge Pun has bought into one of Yangon’s most respected eateries, French restaurant Le Planteur.


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Tension rises over land disputes

MPs have accused the government of fudging the figures to create the impression that the country’s widespread land disputes are rapidly being resolved.


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Closing the information gap

Myanmar will conduct a nationwide population and housing census from March 29 to April 10, the first such survey to be done in the country for 30 years.


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The school bus bringing education for all

The Myanmar Mobile Education Project, or myME, takes the classroom to Yangon’s young teashop waiters.


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