The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 05 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Election fever prompts large rise in electoral roll complaints

More than 87,000 corrections submitted after voter lists go on display in 14 Yangon Region townships.


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Police probe demolition of homes in industrial zone by hired gang

Violent clashes broke out in northern Yangon as armed men, apparently hired by a landowner, forcibly drove off residents before destroying their homes with bulldozers.

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Yangon MPs to debate stalled ‘new city’ project

The Yangon Region Hluttaw will discuss the controversial “new city” project – suspended by the regional government last year – on June 15, according to MPs.

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Government unveils Yangon development plan

Yangon’s future got a little clearer yesterday, as Mayor U Hla Myint submitted detailed plans for planned growth along seven corridors to the regional parliament.

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On anniversary of raid, monk urges president to intervene

The embattled monk at the centre of a complex criminal trial has appealed to President U Thein Sein to intervene.

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Government plans housing for 16,000 factory workers

The government is planning a housing rental project for 16,000 factory workers from Hlaing Tharyar and Shwe Pyi Thar industrial zones, according to Daw Win Maw Tun, deputy minister for labour, in the first such move to support the private sector.

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Regional government rejects proposal on controversial property projects

The Yangon Region government has shot down a proposal to suspend or cancel controversial property projects near Shwedagon Pagoda, as a committee of monks announced they intend to stop the projects from going ahead.

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Star-studded party set for Insein Prison students

Seven inmates pass matriculation exams this year, following the prison’s first two graduates in 2014.

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Ministry suspends controversial Yangon tender

The Ministry of Information has stopped selling application forms for a controversial tender, following a motion in parliament to suspend the tender process.

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Yangon hluttaw to debate halted property projects

The Yangon Region parliament will discuss controversial suspended property developments near Shwe-dagon Pagoda during a session that will get under way today, a prominent MP says.

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