Saturday, May 28, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

‘Friendly’ Russian warship docks in Yangon

“Friendly stopover or geopolitical chess move? It’s a question some in Yangon are asking as the flagship Admiral Vinogradov of the Russian Pacific Fleet approached the port of Thilawa yesterday.

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Alpine factory sued for public holiday shifts

The government is suing the Alpine drinking water factory for forcing its staff to work over a holiday without offering them additional compensation, according to the Ministry of Labour.

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City Hall in uproar over YCDC changes

Yangon City Development Committee was thrown into chaos yesterday after the newly appointed mayor announced plans to reorganise the local administration’s hierarchy and curb the term of four serving members.

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State counsellor silent on sanctions

The United States is expected to announce today an extension of its economic and military sanctions against Myanmar, with some revisions, in line with recommendations by the new civilian-led government, according to Western diplomats in Yangon and reports from Washington.

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Electricity ministry to up supply

In the face of ever-rising energy demands and climbing temperatures, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy has released an aspirational blueprint for its first 100 days in office.

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Peace conference organisers told to hurry up

Preparations for a national peace conference and establishment of a new peace centre must be sped up, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi instructed yesterday.

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Yar Shin steelwork factory disobeys arbitration council

A steel factory accused of persistently violating its workers’ rights has rejected an order to compensate three dismissed workers. Yar Shin steelworks, in Hmawbi township, Yangon, has asked the central arbitration council to take up the matter after refusing to pay the compensation ordered by the regional arbitration council.

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Yangon rubbish piles up

Yangon residents are producing more rubbish and there are fewer places to put it, officials warn. According to a two-year survey carried out by the municipality, lifestyle changes are responsible for some of the increase, which has been exacerbated by a rise in population.

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Lower house supports cancelling Parkway

Opponents of the controversial Yangon Parkway Hospital scored a major victory yesterday as the lower house voted to cancel the project.

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Interfaith walk blocked

Students of the Yangon School of Political Science say the authorities have rejected their application for an interfaith march in downtown Yangon, but announced the planned walk will take place along a different route instead.

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