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.
The Yangon Region government has filed a defamation suit against Eleven Media Group and its CEO U Than Htut Aung after he reportedly used Facebook to elaborate on previously published allegations that implied a quid pro quo involving the region’s chief minister.
Eighteen Myanmar migrant workers are seeking additional compensation from the Perfect Company employment agency over what they say is its failure to accept responsibility for the joblessness to which they were subjected upon arriving in Thailand.
Over 100 Myanmar sailors staged a demonstration in front of Yangon City Hall yesterday, outlining a litany of grievances for the Department of Marine Administration. Crew members from other countries have an easier time getting promoted through the ranks, the demonstrators said, while the marine department’s cumbersome training obligations and policies hold them back.
A man who allegedly made disparaging remarks about State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is to face court in North Okkalapa township on November 18, charged under Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law for defamation.
A sitting lawmaker in the Yangon Region legislature isn’t getting a free pass on final exams due to his position, the Department of Higher Education has confirmed, while acknowledging that all government employees enrolled in tertiary study are entitled to certain concessions – within reason.
The man is 21 years old, but looks older. He would look older still except for the white shirt and green longyi he wears, which gives him the air of a schoolboy. He is, in fact, doing quite well at his studies. He is also a convicted murderer, serving his time in Insein Prison.
The Yangon Region government is pressing ahead with plans in the commercial capital townships of Twante, Seikgyi Khanaungto and Kyeemyindaing for the “new city” development, in line with a broader master plan it has for Myanmar’s biggest city, Mayor U Maung Maung Soe told the regional parliament last week.