The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 02 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Two die in police chase

Two men died in an incident in Tarmwe township on the night of June 21 which reportedly involved police cars chasing a motorbike.

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UEC rolls out next phase of voter list program

The Union Election Commission yesterday launched the latest phase of displaying voter lists for public verification in 21 Yangon townships and several states and regions across the country in preparation for the November general elections.

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Sangha committee a no-show at Ma Ba Tha conference

A conservative monks’ organisation concluded its national conference on June 21 by urging the government to stop all construction projects near Shwedagon Pagoda, build “strong fencing” along Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh and not allow “Bengali boat people into our land”.

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Blood donations mark NLD leader’s birthday

More than 200 people queued to donate blood on June 19 in honour of National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who celebrated her 70th birthday that day.

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Speaker rebukes dissenting MP as Yangon city plan approved

Opposition MP questions whether landowners in the project area have connections with government officials.

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Police unit seeks better relations with media

The Yangon Region Police Force has formed a new media unit aimed at building better relations between journalists and law enforcement officials.

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Defiant U Ye Htut says Yegu tender will continue

In apparent defiance of parliament, the government says it will continue with plans to sell off the 90-acre transmitter site at Yegu, in Yangon’s Mayangone township.

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Strike called off at shoe factory

Workers end two-day protest over the sacking of officials from Tai Yi union but are considering further action.

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MPs breathe life into suspended Yangon ‘new city’ development

Halted in September 2014 following a public outcry, controversial project gets backing of Yangon Region Hluttaw.

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How to fix the city’s traffic jams? Consumer group puts forth a colourful solution

Drivers who paint the town red are a known safety risk. But what about painting the town yellow?

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