The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 24 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Police tow almost 700 cars in a month

Police have taken action against the owners of more than 3000 illegally parked cars in downtown Yangon under a program to ease congestion on the city’s streets.


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Kayin ‘don’ dance expresses joy of harvest

Arlein Nga Sint Pagoda in Yangon’s Insein township springs to life for the vibrant three-day celebration of Kayin New Year.

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Lawyers protest Theinbyu development, loss of parks

The Lawyers’ Network questions YCDC decision to lease parkland for construction projects, including a US$127.5 million development beside Kandawgyi Lake.


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Top-floor fire claims seven lives

A fire in Mayangone township has claimed the lives of seven people, after a blaze broke out at the Gandamar Whole Sales Centre on December 10.

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Landmark waits on government approval

The US$400 million Landmark project in downtown Yangon is waiting on Ministry of Railways approval for a lease extension that developers say is essential to making it economically viable.

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Girl, 10, dies four days after accident

A November 29 accident in downtown Yangon that killed a 45-year-old woman has also claimed the life of her daughter, who succumbed to head injuries in hospital.

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Sentence handed down to MGM Hotel killer

A man accused of murdering a woman in a downtown Yangon hotel in April has been found guilty and given a 10-year jail term with hard labour.

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Gandhi Hall saved from trustees’ condo plans

The broken windows, fading paint and locked doors are evidence enough that the building is abandoned and unloved.


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Cars instead of footpaths: How Yangon is losing its charm

The Yangon City Development Committee’s misguided efforts to deal with worsening traffic congestion threatens to destroy the unique character of the city’s downtown area and encourage the use of cars.

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Taw Win workers avoid jail over protest march

Six labour representatives from the embattled Taw Win timber factory who were fined K10,000 by Sanchaung township court last week said they had expected to be given jail terms for their role in organising an illegal protest.

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