The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 31 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Jailing prompts fresh protests

The jailing of two men who led protests against the confiscation of land in Yangon’s Thingangyun township has prompted others displaced by the land grab to launch a 24-hour protest.

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Lost kingdom: The forgotten royal family

In a modest Yangon apartment, the granddaughter of Myanmar’s last king lives poor and unrecognised by her neighbours.

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Echoes of Gettysburg in Yangon

An event celebrating the 150th anniversary of US President Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address was held by the United States embassy at the Practicing High School in Kamayut township on November 19.

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Police designate tow-away zones

The Yangon City Development Committee and traffic police have established no-stopping zones on 37 streets in Yangon, with the aim of reducing congestion in high-traffic areas.

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Advertising coming to city circle trains

Four companies have won the right to advertise in Yangon’s circular trains, Myanma Railways says – but only the newer cars seem to be drawing the eyes of advertisers.

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Peace process must hear voices of women, says Nobel winner

Peace in Myanmar is needed now after a half-century of civil war and political unrest among ethnic groups, says Liberian 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee.

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Yangon revenue to rise $100m next year

Yangon Region is expected to generate K100 billion more in taxes next year, regional hluttaw members heard last week as they discussed the 2014-15 financial year budget law.

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Japanese funding needed for flyover: government

Plans to build a flyover at Myaynigone junction are dependent on securing funding from Japan – and that is far from certain, a regional government official says.

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Twante farmers complain over trespassing charges

Farmers of six villages in Yangon Region’s Twante township say they have been charged with building on land – that they legally own.

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Fire breaks out at furniture factory

A fire swept through the Pwint Oo furniture factory in Yangon’s East Dagon Industrial Zone on November 6 after sparks from faulty wiring in one of three buildings set a mattress alight.


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