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

Six activists jailed for illegal protest

A court in Yangon’s Shwe Pyi Thar township yesterday sentenced four men and two women to a month in prison for holding an unlawful protest outside the court over an earlier trial of a fellow political activist.

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Voter lists incomplete, say absent MPs

Yangon Region electoral officials are scrambling to correct voters’ lists that contain some surprising omissions. U Kyaw, Yangon Region MP for Thingangyun township, says his name is not on the list.

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Traffic and staff shortages stall licence testing department

Traffic congestion and lack of human resources push licensing department to abandon practical driving tests, while only one-third pass theory exams.

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New cabbies struggle to get to grips with Yangon streets

Taxi drivers from out of town are lost in Yangon, exasperated passengers are complaining.

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Yangon court sentences three human traffickers to 10 years’ imprisonment

Yangon’s Eastern District Court yesterday sentenced three people to 10 years’ imprisonment for their role in trafficking a Yangon woman to China, where she was sold off as a bride and had a baby.

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First private TB treatment centre opens

Toe Linn Aung in Yangon’s North Dagon township has become the first private hospital to open a centre dedicated to treating tuberculosis.

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Nationalists say no to foreign pressure

Upward of 150 Buddhist nationalists converged at a rally in Yangon’s Tarmwe township yesterday, protesting against international pressure over the migrant boat crisis, as well as perceived bias in foreign media coverage.

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Public space dwindles in Yangon

High-rise buildings are sucking up Yangon’s air and water, suffocating its inhabitants, say space-starved residents.

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Yangon-Dala bridge on track after compensation deal

A deal on compensation for local residents seems to have unlocked the way to the long-awaited bridge over the Yangon River linking downtown Yangon with Dala township.

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Leading Buddhist organisation resumes activities after dispute

Young Men’s Buddhist Association had been forced to halt its work for newly a year due to investigation.

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