The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Yangon chief brushes off hotel project suit

U Myint Swe says he was instructed by the Union government to sign lease agreement with developer, a claim lawyers have dismissed as a lie.

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Thousands of buses sit idle as drivers flee traffic jams

Worsening traffic and declining incomes have driven many out of the industry, with some turning to taxis instead.

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YCDC election commission calls for full voting rights

An election commission report into Yangon’s heavily criticised municipal election in December has recommended scrapping the one-vote-per-household rule and allowing all adults over the age of 18 to cast a ballot, commission head U Tin Aye said yesterday.

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Bus lines, passengers seek to beat the Thingyan touts

Bus lines have joined highway authorities in a clampdown on ticket touts.


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Yangon auditor-general two years behind on government accounts

Audited books for 2013-14 and 2014-15 have yet to appear in the hluttaw, MPs reveal ahead of budget session.


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Singaporean dies in apartment explosion

A 35-year-old Singaporean national was found dead inside his apartment on Bo Yar Nyunt Street in Dagon township on March 24, following what residents describe as a single explosion.

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Thingyan no holiday for traffic police

Leave cancelled in a bid to keep roads clear and safe, following seven fatalities during 2014 festival.

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More Insein Prison inmates sit matriculation exams this year

Undergoing stricter than usual invigilation, 17 students serving terms in Insein Prison recently sat their matriculation exams.

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Call for repeal of law enabling ‘midnight’ arrests

In the early hours of March 13, three days after police rounded up student protesters in Letpadan, four members of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU) were visiting the house of a friend in Yangon’s Ahlone township.

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Father Land customers pack out court for owner’s trial

Victims of the alleged fraudster U Kyaw Myint, the former owner of Father Land Construction, packed Latha Township Court in downtown Yangon yesterday as the defendant appeared.

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