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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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.
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.
Bus bosses have blamed “greedy” conductors for overcharging passengers last month after a record surge in complaints.
A man who allegedly absconded after swindling millions of kyats from seven women by selling fake house ownership documents has been arrested in Yangon Region, police said last week.
Separate fires broke out in Yangon’s Kyeemyindaing and Bahan townships on the night of January 28, causing a total of more than US$14,000 in damage.
Police file charges against a traditional Chinese medical clinic in Yangon after health officials allege it conducted unauthorised, dangerous surgical procedures.
Tycoon Serge Pun has bought into one of Yangon’s most respected eateries, French restaurant Le Planteur.
MPs have accused the government of fudging the figures to create the impression that the country’s widespread land disputes are rapidly being resolved.
Myanmar will conduct a nationwide population and housing census from March 29 to April 10, the first such survey to be done in the country for 30 years.
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