Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Major damages, firefighters injured in Yangon blaze

Seven firefighters were injured and tens of millions of kyat lost in a blaze at an electronic showroom in Mayangone township yesterday, according to Myanmar Fire Service Department officials.

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NLD sets November 25 deadline for by-election candidate submissions

The National League for Democracy has announced a November 25 deadline for party chapters across the country’s states and regions to submit by-election candidate lists to the NLD’s central office.

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BRT Lite bus drivers protest accident policy, punished driver

BRT Lite buses did not run on November 14 because drivers went on strike against company policies related to insurance and accidents.

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FDA building new laboratory in Yangon

The government department in charge of keeping food, drugs, cosmetics, and other goods safe for the public is opening a new testing ground in Yangon.

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Slipper workers protest, claiming abuse

About 600 of the 1555 workers at the Myanmar DYC slipper factory in Mingaladon township are protesting, demanding that management fire the operation’s Korean supervisor, who they say is abusive.

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Accused ‘big rooster’ sentenced to two years in prison for Facebook defamation

The Mayangone Township Court has found Ko Hla Phone guilty of defaming top government officials in a series of Facebook posts, with the judge handing down a two-year prison sentence for the offending insults.

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Days numbered for BM buses

Yangon's rickety and ageing fleet of locally made and privately operated buses are gradually getting phased out amid tighter regulations, after years of accidents and customer complaints.

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Press council to talk with chief minister over Eleven media suit

In an effort to get the CEO and chief editor of Eleven Media Group out of Insein Prison, Myanmar Press Council officials say they will try to persuade Yangon Region’s chief minister to withdraw his defamation suit against the two men.

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Analysing Yangon’s earthquake safety

Fifty buildings in Yangon will be analysed for earthquake safety later this month using visual screening technology in a new joint project.

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Unofficial tenants warned to move off explosive gas pipelines

Several unofficial shanty towns erected around Yangon are at risk of triggering an explosion as they were built above old, unreliable gas pipelines, according to a government official.

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