The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 29 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Yangon court sentences three human traffickers to 10 years’ imprisonment

Yangon’s Eastern District Court yesterday sentenced three people to 10 years’ imprisonment for their role in trafficking a Yangon woman to China, where she was sold off as a bride and had a baby.

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First private TB treatment centre opens

Toe Linn Aung in Yangon’s North Dagon township has become the first private hospital to open a centre dedicated to treating tuberculosis.

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Nationalists say no to foreign pressure

Upward of 150 Buddhist nationalists converged at a rally in Yangon’s Tarmwe township yesterday, protesting against international pressure over the migrant boat crisis, as well as perceived bias in foreign media coverage.

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Public space dwindles in Yangon

High-rise buildings are sucking up Yangon’s air and water, suffocating its inhabitants, say space-starved residents.

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Yangon-Dala bridge on track after compensation deal

A deal on compensation for local residents seems to have unlocked the way to the long-awaited bridge over the Yangon River linking downtown Yangon with Dala township.

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Leading Buddhist organisation resumes activities after dispute

Young Men’s Buddhist Association had been forced to halt its work for newly a year due to investigation.

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National Unity Party promises to take up factory workers’ cause

The National Unity Party is trying hard to woo the factory workers’ vote.



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President to hold ‘regular’ meet with parties

Party leaders insist they are not excited about the invitation to meet President U Thein Sein this afternoon in the Yangon Region parliament building.

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Journalist charged six months after press freedom protest

A senior editor at Thamaga weekly said yesterday she had been charged by police for her involvement in an unauthorised rally calling for freedom of expression held in Yangon more than six months ago.

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Activist to protest YCDC car tax

Yangon authorities face a one-man protest this weekend as a local resident takes to the streets to denounce the policy of taxing out-of-town vehicles, and the tax collectors who carry out that policy. And they’re not even polite about it.

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