The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 01 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Traders rebranded as Sule Shangri-La Yangon

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has officially rebranded Traders Hotel as Sule Shangri-La Yangon, following an extensive renovation that took two-and-a-half years to complete.


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Yangon Aquarium underway

Construction of the Yangon Ecological Aquarium began last week at Kandawgyi Gardens, with a scheduled completion date of December 2015.


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Government blocks attempt to create parliamentary committees

Yangon Region ministers have refused to support a proposal to form parliamentary committees, insisting that there is no need for MPs to monitor their activities.

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Conductors accused of attacking passengers with wood poles

Police are hunting three bus conductors who allegedly attacked three passengers with wooden poles in Yangon's Ahlone township.

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YCDC backflips on car parking charges

Yangon City Development Committee has reversed a decision to do away with parking fees across the city after just one year.

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Legal action threat fails to deter land protesters

Demonstrators in downtown Yangon have rejected the push to abandon their camps in Mahabandoola Park and Tarmwe township, and have vowed to step up their protest by launching a hunger strike.

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Private sector to get hands on rubbish collection

Waste management in Yangon will be transferred to the private sector within one year but municipal officials insist it will not result in higher waste collection costs for residents.

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Protestors lash out over Dhaka newspaper op-ed

Demonstrations gathered outside of the Bangladesh embassy in Yangon on March 26 to voice their anger over a recent article published by the Dhaka Tribune newspaper suggesting that parts of Rakhine State join Bangladesh.

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Questions over waste from YCDC electricity project

A plan to turn Yangon’s trash into electricity has hit a snag, with Yangon City Development Committee still unsure how to manage the potentially dangerous residual ash from two planned incinerators.

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New ferries to arrive in September

Three new ferries for the Pansodan-Dala river crossing are expected to arrive in late September, officials say.


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