The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 30 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Thingyan no holiday for traffic police

Leave cancelled in a bid to keep roads clear and safe, following seven fatalities during 2014 festival.

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More Insein Prison inmates sit matriculation exams this year

Undergoing stricter than usual invigilation, 17 students serving terms in Insein Prison recently sat their matriculation exams.

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Call for repeal of law enabling ‘midnight’ arrests

In the early hours of March 13, three days after police rounded up student protesters in Letpadan, four members of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU) were visiting the house of a friend in Yangon’s Ahlone township.

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Father Land customers pack out court for owner’s trial

Victims of the alleged fraudster U Kyaw Myint, the former owner of Father Land Construction, packed Latha Township Court in downtown Yangon yesterday as the defendant appeared.

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Political, cultural research centre launched

A study and research centre devoted to the country’s history, culture, society, politics and economics was opened on March 18.

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Bus lines warned against fare hikes

Bus companies who soak their customers during the water festival will get hung out to dry, transport authorities say.

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Shock and anger at verdict

Judge says ignorance no defence as he sentences “Buddha Bar” defendants to two-and-a-half years in prison.


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Women find a controversial niche on Yangon bus system

Owner of line that employs female conductors is considering giving women a chance behind the wheel.


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Bus lines, cars diverted as work on Myaynigone flyover nears completion

North-south traffic on Pyay Road will be diverted around Myaynigone junction until March 31 to enable workers to finish construction of a flyover bridge above the congestion hotspot.

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White armbands hit streets of Yangon

Opposition to the violent police crackdown on students at Letpadan on March 10 continues to grow, as supporters of the student movement circulate white armbands as a sign of solidarity.

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