The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 01 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Yangon to get reprieve from monsoon in early October

The monsoon is expected to start receding from Myanmar from about September 20, with the rain in Yangon to let up around the first week of October, weather forecasters say.


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Yangon hospital patients to move to new building

Patients at Yangon General Hospital’s old wing will soon transfer to a new building on Pyay Road to allow renovations to take place, a senior doctor from the hospital said last week.


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Yuzana, Ruby Dragon in spotlight over land deal

Demonstrators have called on President U Thein Sein to take legal action over a land dispute – against a department in his own government.


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YCDC replacing open dump sites with plastic bins

Yangon’s municipal authority plans to close all of the city’s open dump sites to reduce environmental and air pollution.

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Customers demand clearer picture on Samsung repair fees

Angry customers are complaining about high repair costs at the newly opened Samsung service centre.



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Yangon health department cracks down on illegal clinics

Yangon Region’s Department of Health has uncovered scores of unlicensed medical clinics across the city, an official says.

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Schwedagon hikes entrance fees

The entrance fee at Shwedagon Pagoda for foreign visitors is set to rise from US$5 to $8 from October 1.

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YCDC weighs up energy options

Yangon’s municipal authorities are considering two projects to turn rubbish into electricity and compressed natural gas, with a planned starting date of early 2014.

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Writer Min Lu passes away

Poet and writer Min Lu, who penned more than 40 novels in a four-decade career, passed away on August 14 at the age of 60 after a long battle with cancer.

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Sex tape rocks university

Thanlyin university counters reports its principal was forced to resign for showing a student sex tape to parents and students.

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