Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Parliament opposition leaves two more flyovers in doubt

Two expensive flyovers budgeted for Yangon should be scrapped amid criticism over the portion of public funding dedicated to the projects, a parliamentary committee said yesterday.

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Vet association protests planned market project

The Myanmar Veterinary Association says it will lobby parliament to halt a planned development on state-owned land in Insein township.

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YCDC planner targets 30 percent parkland

It isn’t easy keeping Yangon green, what with the heat, developers’ voracious appetite for empty land, and the council’s lack of resources. But municipal officials say they are hopeful they can more than double the amount of green space in Yangon under a new zoning plan, taking the figure up to 30 percent.

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Festering election fight sparks protest

About 1500 people protested yesterday in Yangon against National League for Democracy MP U Phyo Min Thein, accusing him of election violations and his party of shielding him from a legal investigation.

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Women quit steelworks amid harassment claims

Three female employees at a Yangon steelworks who recently complained about labour rights violations have quit after being placed on heavy duties by the factory manager, according to the workers and a local union.

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New Aung Mingalar departure terminal to ease traffic squeeze

Muncipal authorities say a new departure terminal is needed at Aung Mingalar highway bus station to relieve crippling traffic congestion.

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Monks vote not to fight ministry merger

Senior monks on the national Sangha council have decided not to formally protest a decision to merge the ministries of Culture and Religious Affairs, but say they remain unhappy at the planned change.

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Myanmar Peace Center says NLD will decide its future

For nearly four years the Myanmar Peace Center has been at the heart of President U Thein Sein’s efforts to end decades of war with the country’s ethnic armed groups. In two weeks the new NLD-led government will take over the peace process, with many asking what will happen to the MPC – and its assets donated by the international community.

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Environmental factors cause 1 in 4 deaths

Living or working in unhealthy conditions is leading thousands of people in Myanmar to an early grave, according to a new report by the World Health Organization.

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Babies struggling after vaccines

More than 20 newborns remain hospitalised in intensive care units but appear to be improving nearly two weeks after showing signs of blood poisoning following a hepatitis B vaccine.

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