The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 05 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Government unveils Yangon development plan

Yangon’s future got a little clearer yesterday, as Mayor U Hla Myint submitted detailed plans for planned growth along seven corridors to the regional parliament.

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On anniversary of raid, monk urges president to intervene

The embattled monk at the centre of a complex criminal trial has appealed to President U Thein Sein to intervene.

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Government plans housing for 16,000 factory workers

The government is planning a housing rental project for 16,000 factory workers from Hlaing Tharyar and Shwe Pyi Thar industrial zones, according to Daw Win Maw Tun, deputy minister for labour, in the first such move to support the private sector.

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Regional government rejects proposal on controversial property projects

The Yangon Region government has shot down a proposal to suspend or cancel controversial property projects near Shwedagon Pagoda, as a committee of monks announced they intend to stop the projects from going ahead.

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Star-studded party set for Insein Prison students

Seven inmates pass matriculation exams this year, following the prison’s first two graduates in 2014.

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Ministry suspends controversial Yangon tender

The Ministry of Information has stopped selling application forms for a controversial tender, following a motion in parliament to suspend the tender process.

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Yangon hluttaw to debate halted property projects

The Yangon Region parliament will discuss controversial suspended property developments near Shwe-dagon Pagoda during a session that will get under way today, a prominent MP says.

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Students divided over talks with NLD

At least two student unions boycotted a meeting in Yangon yesterday called by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the controversial National Education Law.

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No let-up in illegal bus fare hikes

Fare-gouging is the worst problem in Yangon public transport, the head of the region’s transportation regulatory body said yesterday.

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Jailed former banker dies in prison

The former chief executive officer of a private bank shuttered in 2005 amid allegations of money laundering has died in prison, according to police.

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