The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Case ruling for U Myo Yan Naung Thein on April 7

The ruling on the defamation case by Lieutenant Colonel Lin Htun, director general of the Tatmadaw’s Yangon Cantonment Area, against U Myo Yan Naung Thein, secretary of National League for Democracy (NLD) Central Committee for Research and Strategic Studies, will be heard on April 7, said the judge of Kamayut township’s court.

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Land mines hurt civilians more than soldiers

The general assumption related to land mines is that the explosives are for the sole purpose of harming the enemy. However, the reality is that land mines are often placed in villages where civilians and innocent people are hurt, said U Thant Zin , Chairman of Humanitarian Mine Action Initiative Myanmar.

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Yangon judiciary system needs own land, offices

Yangon Region’s judiciary system needs to be restructured and independent in order to function effectively, said the Region Hluttaw Judicial, Rule of law, Complaints and Appeals Scrutiny Committee (JRLCASC).

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Magnitude 4 earthquake shakes parts of Yangon

A magnitude 4 earthquake centred four miles from northeast Twante township was felt in parts of Yangon at about 5:06pm on Thursday, according to the earthquake section of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.

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Voters lacking info about candidates: EEOP survey

More than half of the voters have admitted that they don’t know the plans and policies of the candidates competing in the by-election on April 1, 2017, according to the Pre-Election Voter Perception Survey done by the Election Education and Observation Partners (EEOP).

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No more toll collection on Yangon bridges

Toll collection on nine bridges in Yangon Region – linking the city and townships in the outskirt – will cease starting April 1.

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Factories told to close on polling day

Factories in Hlaing Tharyar have been told to close on polling day to allow their employees to cast their votes in the township’s by-election.

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National Blood Centre ready for Thingyan

The National Blood Centre’s blood supply is ready for the Thingyan celebration, its deputy director-general Dr Thida Aung said.

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Yangon regional bill approved

The regional planning bill on the development of 33 townships in the Yangon municipality area and 12 other townships outside it as part of an urbanisation of Yangon, was yesterday approved by the regional Hluttaw.

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Workers want 10-day Thingyan holiday

More than 5000 workers representing the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM) marched to the city centre yesterday to demand 10 days of holidays during the Thingyan water festival.

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