The Myanmar Times
Monday, 03 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Yangon police step up campaign against noisy power exhausts

Noisy drivers beware: The police will take you off the road if you rig your car to make excess racket.


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London Sayadaw rejects Sangha committee charges

Five monks on trial for allegedly disobeying religious authorities have criticised the Yangon Region Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee for conducting a high-profile police raid on a monastery in Tarmwe township, Yangon Region.

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Walkathon raises money for road safety

Pedestrians struck back yesterday against Yangon’s increasingly deadly traffic.

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Minister for Facebook, YCDC rep trade jabs over Botahtaung jetty

A recently elected member of Yangon’s municipal council has come out swinging against Minister for Information U Ye Htut over a Facebook post in which he complained about garbage at one of the city’s most popular riverside spots.

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Monsoon to bring relief to Yangon in late May

Relief from the heat should arrive in coming weeks, with meteorologists forecasting the monsoon will hit the country on time this year.

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Police identify two men found beside highway

Brothers from Hlaing Tharyar had been stabbed while their hands were tied behind their backs.

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YCDC proposes four night markets

New night markets could be set up if plans now being considered by Yangon City Development Committee come to fruition.

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Government seeks private funding for BRT system

Bus network would be 60pc privately owned, with anticipated total cost of about K100 billion (US$91.8 million).


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YCDC, heritage trust to press on with conservation law

Yangon Heritage Trust says two draft conservation laws recently published by the Ministry of Culture in state media will not offer effective protection to the city’s heritage buildings, and further legislation will be needed.

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Congestion tax proposal divides Yangon residents

Yangon Region’s vehicle supervisory committee floats plan for tax on all cars entering downtown area.


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