Wednesday, May 04, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Thingyan scaled back in Yangon

Just hours after taking office, the new Yangon government has put a significant dampener on this year’s water festival celebrations by banning for-profit pandals, or stages.

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Police take aim at sex drugs during Thingyan

Police say they will no longer take contraceptive pills and condoms off the shelves during Thingyan after complaints from women's groups.

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Health officials summoned to parliament over vaccine case

Ministry of Health officials will be called to parliament today to reveal details of an investigation into the cause of death and severe illness of dozens of newborns in Bago Region.

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YCDC, police plan Aung Mingalar clean-up

It's time for a crackdown on unruly behaviour at Yangon’s gateway bus terminal at Aung Mingalar, the authorities say. Describing an often chaotic situation at the busy, 86-acre compound, they also revealed a list of arrests they had made.

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S Korean factories slammed for labour violations: report

Labour rights investigators have accused South Korean factory owners in Myanmar of a raft of abuses, including forced overtime, poor safety conditions, the use of child labour and sexual harassment of female workers. The investigating organisation, Myanmar Action Labour Rights, said the South Korean-owned factories flagrantly violate labour laws, such as mandatory weekly caps on overtime and providing contracts in Myanmar language.

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Yangon chief minister vows corruption fight

The new chief minister for Yangon region U Phyo Min Thein has promised that his government will clean up corruption over its five-year term.

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Yangon monitoring meningitis outbreak after 8-year-old’s death

Health officials have placed Yangon Region on high alert as a deadly meningitis outbreak appears to have spread from Mandalay.

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Flyovers to be demolished under transport plan: NLD

At least “some” of the controversial flyovers built in Yangon over the past four years will need to be demolished to make way for elevated roads under a Japan-backed transport plan, National League for Democracy MPs said yesterday.

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Govt dissolves MPC, transfers assets

In one of the last acts of his government, President U Thein Sein has dissolved the Myanmar Peace Center and ordered its assets to be transferred to two NGOs reported to have been set up by senior officials in his administration.

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Youth lack interest in tussle over presidency

Good news and bad news for politicians has emerged from a study of the views of young people who voted in last November’s elections.

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