The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Johns Hopkins shuts down Yangon University project

A renowned United States university has pulled out of a project at Yangon’s arts and sciences campus after failing to secure a memorandum of understanding guaranteeing academic freedom.

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YCDC to begin air pollution monitoring at 15 locations

In an attempt to combat worsening air quality, Yangon City Development Committee are installing 15 air quality control machines throughout the city, assistant chief engineer of the pollution and cleansing department U Aung Myint Maw says.

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Firecrackers spark Gamone Pwint fire

A man has been charged with negligence leading to the outbreak of a fire at the Gamone Pwint shopping centre on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road in Yangon’s Mayangone township.

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YCDC rep tries name-and-shame to improve city roads

Engineers responsible for road works should be prominently named so that they can be identified in the event of future deterioration of the work, a newly elected member of Yangon City Development Committee has urged.

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Vintage rally out of the blocks

They’re off. The second Myanmar-Burma Road Classic rally set off from Yangon in a screech of tyres on January 26, and will make its way through some of the country’s major cities before returning on February 10.

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Yangon court rejects suit over Kempinski-linked hotel

Yangon Region High Court has rejected an application to sue the Myanmar Investment Commission, Yangon’s chief minister and private investors over a controversial hotel project on Strand Road linked to global hotel chain Kempinski.

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One-third of Yangon homes off water grid

It might be 2015 but one in three Yangon residents – up to 1.7 million people – still does not have access to municipal water, according to the Yangon City Development Committee’s sanitation department.

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