The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

US firm GE to open office in Yangon

American corporate giant General Electric plans to open a representative office in Yangon in the wake of the recent suspension of a ban on US investment in Myanmar, a company official said last week.

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Yangon farmers get approval to protest

Several hundred farmers from five villages staged a three-day protest in Mingalardon township last week, a week after the Ministry of Home Affairs issued by-laws that enable the Peaceful Protest Law to be used.

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Woman arrested for posing as speaker’s daughter

A 24-year-old woman from Kamaryut township has been charged with fraud after she allegedly used a fake identification card to pass herself off as the daughter of Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann.

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NDF denies rumour of resignations in Bago

A sensor official from the National Democratic Force last week denied reports that about 15,000 members from Bago Region led by a member named U Aung Myo Win had recently resigned from the party en masse.

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Tharapa establishes mobile library

Non-Profit group Tharapa Library has established a mobile library to visit monasteries in Yangon, one of its members said earlier this month.

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Former free funeral society members found new group

Former members of the Free Funeral Service Society (Yangon) plan to form a new civil society group following personal conflicts with the society’s president, former actor U Kyaw Thu.

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First Miss Farmer competition held

Myanmar's love affair with beauty competitions took an unusual turn last week with the inaugural Miss Farmer Contest at MCC hall in Yangon.

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Rice industry official touts agriculture FDI in Malaysia

A senior rice industry official has called for greater encouragement of foreign investment in the agriculture sector in a bid to spur national development.

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Hyundai buses replace WWII-era Chevrolets

Thirty Hyundai buses have been imported to replace World War II-era Chevrolets on two suburban bus routes, municipal officials said last week.

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Hotels ignoring room rate order: agents

Travel agents in Yangon say almost all foreign-owned hotels are not only ignoring a ministry-imposed cap on room rates but in some cases even increasing prices further.

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