The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 25 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

White armbands hit streets of Yangon

Opposition to the violent police crackdown on students at Letpadan on March 10 continues to grow, as supporters of the student movement circulate white armbands as a sign of solidarity.

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Electrical fault blamed for fire in downtown

A fire at an electronics retail outlet in downtown Yangon was caused by an electrical problem in the roof of the shop, according to police.

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YCDC looks to private sector to solve trash problem

Yangon is handing over its massive trash problem to the highest bidder.

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Pandal permits to be revealed on March 17

Yangon authorities will announce next week how many pandals will be set up for this year’s water festivities.

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Gold rush at Shwedagon as donations soar

Generous donors are showering Shwedagon Pagoda with gold. The nation’s premier religious site, and its most popular tourist destination, is to receive 16,000 new gold plates this year instead of the 4000 its trustees had expected.

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Blocked workers stage sit-in protest

Hundreds of police halt garment factory workers from marching to downtown Yangon, as police set deadline for demonstrators to disperse.

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Traffic police to get broader powers

Drivers who ignore the paltry fines imposed under old laws could be taken off the road completely, as Yangon’s traffic police start to punish infractions by withdrawing licences.

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Lawyer argues no intent in ‘Buddha bar’ trial

The lawyer for a New Zealand bar manager on trial for allegedly insulting religion said he believes the defence put forward a “strong and good argument” in its closing arguments yesterday.

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Revenue, water leaking out of the failing YCDC network

Yangon’s water woes are leaving customers parched and the city coffers dry. The patchwork system of antiquated pipes and meters is losing large amounts of water and revenue, according to a new survey.

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Shwedagon museum undergoes renovation

The Shwedagon Pagoda’s board of trustees has started renovation and restoration of its museum near the west gate, said an official on the management committee.

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