Monday, September 26, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Govt crackdown prompts calls for reform as drug addicts suffer

Several young men were standing near the entrance of Thingan­gyun Hospital in central Yangon on a recent July morning, waiting impatiently for a fellow drug addict to exit the facility.

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FREDA to plant 50,000 trees in Yangon Region

Supermarket shoppers may get to play a part in the greening of Yangon. City Mart has entered an agreement with the Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association (FREDA) to plant 50,000 trees in Yangon over the next year.

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Machine factory fires back at protesters

A Machine factory at 9 Mile in Yangon is accusing protesters of defamation, claiming many of the demonstrators that had gathered over the weekend do not even work at the company.

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YESC targets 1400 megawatts for Yangon

Yangon's electricity supplier is hoping to increase power distribution in the blackout-plagued commercial capital to 1400 megawatts by next year.

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Mixed results for Yangon’s 100-day plan

What has the Yangon Region government achieved in its 100-day initiative? There are three major areas in which its accomplishments can be measured against its promises: tackling the squatter problem, reining in high-rise buildings and abolishing Ma Ba Tha.

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1949 Registration Act employed to detain overnight visitors

Sixteen people, including a number of Muslims studying the Koran, were detained in Thingangyun township, Yangon Region, after complaints to the police by local nationalists. The police were acting under a “midnight inspections” law now under review in parliament because of its use by the former military regime to suppress dissent.

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Labour officials to sue factory for compensation

Their patience has been tried, and now they have been pushed to sue. The 85 workers from the recently shuttered Hla Won Htet Tha garment factory say the owners once again failed to meet the agreed-upon deadline for compensation.

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Non-formal education extended to middle schoolers

Over 250 children have started a non-formal middle school education pilot program this month.

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‘8888 Uprising’ remembered in Yangon

Students, civil servants and ordinary members of the public were among those joining events in Yangon yesterday to mark the 28th anniversary of the nationwide pro-democracy revolt known as the “8888 Uprising”.

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Ministry of Construction sees urgent need for Yangon-Thanlyin bridge replacement

A bridge linking downtown Yangon with Thanlyin township across the Bago River is being tested beyond its limits and “could break at any time” according to an official at the Ministry of Construction, who said the government is planning to build a stronger second bridge as a matter of urgency.

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