The days of K1500 traffic fines may soon be over. Following repeated warnings from police that the current fines are too low to be an effective deterrent, the government has published a draft law that would raise the minimum fine to K30,000 and the maximum to K1 million.
Yangon is about to take the first practical steps toward upgrading its public transport system. Armed with a K12.5 billion kitty – K10 billion from the government, and the remainder from private companies – the city will soon lay out dedicated bus lanes, and import the buses that will run along them.
According to one report, the brokerage company may have defrauded clients of US$1.48 million.
Sayadaw Ashin Khemacara says donation contract shows he is entitled to stay put as long as he is alive.
Traffic police have promised a crackdown on those flouting a new system that requires anyone wanting to import a car to get local officials to verify they have a place in which to park the vehicle.
Garment workers and small businesses have given a mixed reaction to a proposal to set the national minimum daily wage at K3600 (US$3.20), with employers saying they will continue to campaign against it.
Myanmar’s tallest bridge could be designed and built by foreign companies.