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The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Yangon chief minister vows corruption fight

The new chief minister for Yangon region U Phyo Min Thein has promised that his government will clean up corruption over its five-year term.

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Yangon monitoring meningitis outbreak after 8-year-old’s death

Health officials have placed Yangon Region on high alert as a deadly meningitis outbreak appears to have spread from Mandalay.

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Flyovers to be demolished under transport plan: NLD

At least “some” of the controversial flyovers built in Yangon over the past four years will need to be demolished to make way for elevated roads under a Japan-backed transport plan, National League for Democracy MPs said yesterday.

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Govt dissolves MPC, transfers assets

In one of the last acts of his government, President U Thein Sein has dissolved the Myanmar Peace Center and ordered its assets to be transferred to two NGOs reported to have been set up by senior officials in his administration.

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Youth lack interest in tussle over presidency

Good news and bad news for politicians has emerged from a study of the views of young people who voted in last November’s elections.

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Civil society calls on govt to end racial discrimination

End racial discrimination now, civil society organisations have told the incoming government. The message went out from about 30 organisations gathered to celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21.

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Parliament opposition leaves two more flyovers in doubt

Two expensive flyovers budgeted for Yangon should be scrapped amid criticism over the portion of public funding dedicated to the projects, a parliamentary committee said yesterday.

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Vet association protests planned market project

The Myanmar Veterinary Association says it will lobby parliament to halt a planned development on state-owned land in Insein township.

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YCDC planner targets 30 percent parkland

It isn’t easy keeping Yangon green, what with the heat, developers’ voracious appetite for empty land, and the council’s lack of resources. But municipal officials say they are hopeful they can more than double the amount of green space in Yangon under a new zoning plan, taking the figure up to 30 percent.

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Festering election fight sparks protest

About 1500 people protested yesterday in Yangon against National League for Democracy MP U Phyo Min Thein, accusing him of election violations and his party of shielding him from a legal investigation.

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