The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 23 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Traffic police to get tasers

Until now they’ve been armed only with whistles, but traffic police in Yangon will soon be wielding tasers in an effort to maintain order on the city’s streets.

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Celebrations behind bars for first Insein inmate graduates

Two young men have become the first inmates to pass their high school exams while serving a term at Insein Prison since the opportunity to study was introduced in 2010.



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Two new flyovers planned for Yangon

The government will begin two more flyovers this financial year in an effort to ease Yangon’s traffic congestion, a government official says.

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Deforestation prompts bees to nest in Yangon

Climate change and deforestation have prompted swarms of bees to nest in populated areas where there are more reliable food sources, the director of the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development’s Apiculture Department says.

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Govt in talks with private clinics for insurance

Workers holding social insurance smart cards could soon be able to access private health care, the labour ministry says.

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Hundreds of Dala households to get piped water for first time

Yangon City Development Committee says hundreds of households in the most water-deficient wards of Dala township will finally be connected to piped water in July.

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Kachin farmers to sue Yuzana U Htay Myint

Farmers from Kachin State whose lands were confiscated by company Yuzana say they will file charges against chair U Htay Myint if he does not take action to resolve the dispute.


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Aquarium hits a snag on tree-cutting permission

The construction of a US$15 million aquarium is being held up because Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has yet to give permission for trees at the site in Kandawgyi Park to be cut down.

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Yangon a city of 8 million? Not yet, says government

The Department of Population has dismissed a post-census report that eight million people now live in Yangon, saying it has yet to release any figures.

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Singapore Airlines plane veers off Yangon runway

A Singapore Airlines plane skidded off the runway on touching down during heavy rain at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport, but no injuries were reported, the carrier said on May 22.

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