Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Nationalists complain about hotel staff attire

Nationalist monks are taking issue with hotels that make their lobby staff dress in historic costumes.

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Could water taxis solve Yangon’s traffic?

Introducing water taxis could relieve Yangon city congestion, a region MP told parliament yesterday in what some saw as the latest far-fetched proposal to solve the traffic issue.

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Health ministry looks for 1000 doctors

The Ministry of Health is direly short on doctors, and a new plan to recruit 1000 more will barely begin to staunch the gap, according to government officials.

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With increase of patients, doctors want data on gastric disease

Doctors fear a highly spiced country diet could be contributing to the spread of colitis, a painful gastric disease that appears to be increasing, particularly in rural areas. Health experts say they are braced for a rise in the number of cases.

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Animal lovers collect signatures to stop dog poisoning

Killing dogs violates the precepts of Buddhism, a leading monk has told the regional government as part of a sustained effort by activists to stop the city authorities poisoning strays.

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Police interview roommate in murder case

Police are interviewing a suspect accused of stabbing to death a man whose body was found wrapped in a blanket in Thingangyun township, Yangon Region, on May 19.

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City’s landless to be moved to ‘rehabilitation’ camps

Landless , extorted and often violently evicted, Yangon’s unofficial tenants will now be shipped into “rehabilitation” camps as part of the new government’s plan to address the squatter issue.

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Monsoon season advances

More heavy rain is expected in southern Myanmar over the next few days, after which the southwest monsoon will make its way north and envelop the entire country in rain, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.

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Three people electrocuted in separate accidents

Three people have been electrocuted in separate incidents in Yangon Region on the same day. Two of them, including a boy aged about 16, who has not yet been identified, apparently died in the street as a result of faulty power lines.

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Residents at risk after wall collapse

The sudden collapse of a K400 million drainage wall following days of heavy rain could undermine the foundations of several nearby apartment blocks and put nearly 600 residents at risk, locals fear.

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