The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 28 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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First electricity from waste due in October

Waste-generated electricity is expected to come online by next October, Yangon City Development Committee says.

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Factory workers facing slave-like conditions

Slavery persists in Myanmar’s factories, a workers’ rights organisation alleges. Labour Rights Clinic has just issued a report, called Modern Day Slaves, detailing conditions in Yangon’s factories.

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Sedona Hotel’s $80m second phase launched

Anticipating increasing visitor numbers, Yangon’s Sedona Hotel is building an US$80 million, 29-storey new wing.

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Fire breaks out on Yangon's 24th Street

Emergency services were quick to respond to a fire that broke out in a building on Yangon's 24th St on October 20.

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MMA to vote on headquarters plan in January

Representatives from Myanmar Medical Association’s 88 branches will vote on a controversial plan to redevelop the association’s Yangon headquarters at a meeting in January, chairman Dr Kyaw Myint Naing said.

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Medical association trials new emergency ambulance hotline

“1830”: That will soon be the number to call if you need an ambulance, the president of the Myanmar Medical Association says.


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Taxi drivers push YCDC for clarity on registrations

A planned handover of taxi registration responsibilities to Ma Hta Tha never took place – but drivers say they are still in the dark about the registration process.

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Despite violence, Muslims press on with Eid

Muslims in Yangon will publicly mark the festival of Eid al-Adha this week despite concerns over the impact of recent religious violence in Rakhine State, Islamic leaders say.

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