The Myanmar Times
Friday, 31 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Ban on non-Yangon cars angers taxi drivers

Taxi drivers hoping to work in Yangon with cars registered elsewhere are being threatened with steep fines.


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Shwedagon entrance fees to change to kyat

Visitors to Shwedagon pagoda will have to pay the entrance fee in Myanmar kyat instead of US dollars from April 1, the pagoda trustees’ website has announced.

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Fear, confusion as clinics shut

At an NLD-run health centre in South Dagon township, HIV patients struggled to comprehend government-ordered closure of MSF clinics.


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Police seize sports car over attack

Police say two men suspected of “brutally” attacking a taxi driver and a passenger with a baseball bat in Yangon in the early hours of February 17 have absconded to Magwe Region.


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Bus driver killed as bus plunges onto rail tracks

Police say excessive speed caused a bus driver to lose control of his vehicle and career off a rail overpass onto a train line in northern Yangon on February 20.


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Squatters refuse to go as eviction date looms

Residents began nightly patrols in Dagon Seikkan township ahead of a February 16 eviction deadline as township administrator admits the likelihood of violence is high.

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Bus complaints hit a new record

Bus bosses have blamed “greedy” conductors for overcharging passengers last month after a record surge in complaints.



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