The Myanmar Times
Friday, 22 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Pioneering bus line forced to lay off staff as losses mount

A joint attempt by the government and private sector to solve many of the problems of Yangon’s traffic congestion is close to collapse.

Continue reading »

In Yangon, flight of sporting fancy

Yangon’s Kyaikkasan sports ground – a former racecourse – is until April 26 playing host to a combat sport where cutthroat-sharp glass wire is a key ingredient to success and the winner is the last kite standing.

Continue reading »

Few complaints after election commission release voter lists

Electoral officials have hailed the low percentage of complaints received following the release of provisional voters’ lists in 10 Yangon townships.

Continue reading »

Professional bartender stirs up Yangon’s cocktail scene

Twenty members of the Myanmar Bartenders Association (MBA) received training in Yangon on April 8 from Brandon Grusd, a finalist in the 2012 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition.

Continue reading »

Some city bus lines to run during Thingyan

This year, for the first time, 12 city bus lines will run during the Thingyan water festival holiday, transportation authorities announced yesterday.

Continue reading »

Yangon chief brushes off hotel project suit

U Myint Swe says he was instructed by the Union government to sign lease agreement with developer, a claim lawyers have dismissed as a lie.

Continue reading »

Thousands of buses sit idle as drivers flee traffic jams

Worsening traffic and declining incomes have driven many out of the industry, with some turning to taxis instead.

Continue reading »

YCDC election commission calls for full voting rights

An election commission report into Yangon’s heavily criticised municipal election in December has recommended scrapping the one-vote-per-household rule and allowing all adults over the age of 18 to cast a ballot, commission head U Tin Aye said yesterday.

Continue reading »

Bus lines, passengers seek to beat the Thingyan touts

Bus lines have joined highway authorities in a clampdown on ticket touts.


Continue reading »

Yangon auditor-general two years behind on government accounts

Audited books for 2013-14 and 2014-15 have yet to appear in the hluttaw, MPs reveal ahead of budget session.


Continue reading »