The Myanmar Times
Monday, 31 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Arbitration council orders Costec to rehire workers

South Korean company has until today to appeal against ruling by Yangon’s labour Arbitration Council.


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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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