The Myanmar Times
Friday, 04 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

At ground zero in Yangon’s dengue fever epidemic

As health officials tally a surge dengue fever cases this year, even the top children’s hospitals struggle to keep up with long lines of patients.

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Lowest traffic fine set at K30,000 in draft law

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.

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Money invested in bus rapid transit system

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.

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Charges loom for directors of futures trading firm

According to one report, the brokerage company may have defrauded clients of US$1.48 million.

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Five students to face protest charges

Police are to charge five students for staging a protest in downtown Yangon without permission.

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Students protest against military’s veto

A small group of university students marched through central Yangon yesterday in protest against the military’s veto in parliament of changes to the constitution.

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Monks defy order to leave monastery in Htauk Kyant

Sayadaw Ashin Khemacara says donation contract shows he is entitled to stay put as long as he is alive.

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Car industry calls for repeal of parking rule

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.

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Proposed K3600 minimum wage draws mixed response from workers, employers

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.

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Ministry promises tender for $170m Yangon-Dala bridge

Myanmar’s tallest bridge could be designed and built by foreign companies.

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