The Myanmar Times
Friday, 28 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Experts back introduction of downtown heritage zones

Yangon’s legion of long-neglected colonial-era buildings were this week offered a lifeline with the formation of a non-government organisation that aims to preserve many of the sites for future generations.

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Tourism sector urges protection of colonial sites

Colonial-era buildings are a valuable resource for the tourism sector and a major attraction for visitors to the city, tourism experts said last week.

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Lawyer for Thai Yi workers applauds tribunal decision

Workers at a Yangon factory have returned to work after a Ministry of Labour dispute resolution tribunal awarded them a pay rise, ending an almost month-long strike.

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Whistle campaign a hit on city buses

A novel campaign to fight sexual harassment on Yangon’s bus lines has quickly gathered pace, with companies, drivers and conductors and politicians all joining in the effort.

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Company lied about project for industrial zone: farmers

Dispossessed farmers in a rural part of Yangon’s Mingalardon township are preparing to take their fight against one of the country’s largest firms to the courts.

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MMA reduces fees at centre for elderly

A Myanmar Medical Association day care centre for elderly doctors will be free of charge after paying an annual membership fee, an association spokesperson said last week.

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Farmers seek land bill changes

Farmers from Ayeyarwady Region have sent a letter to the president and other members of the government and parliament that outlines seven points they believe need to be addressed for rural land reform laws.

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Expert cautions on ‘land grab’ model

A visiting land expert has warned against falling for the “dominant model” of land grabbing, which sees small-scale farmers replaced by agri-businesses that are in many cases less productive.

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For the poor, change a long way off

Ko Tun Min had worked as a scissor sharpener for most of his adult life. While his wage was not spectacular, it was enough to get by and support his wife and three children – that is, until his regular customers slowly dried up.

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‘Scattered values’ united under Shwedagon

Five leading Buddhist monks delivered sermons to audiences numbering in the tens of thousands at Pyi Thu Yin Pyin public square in Yangon from February 17 to 21, to mark the 2600th anniversary of Shwedagon Pagoda.

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