Thursday, September 01, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Husband wields knife against family, wife charged with murder

A woman in Yangon Region has been charged with murder after allegedly seizing a knife wielded by her drunken husband and stabbing him once. The man subsequently died of his wound.

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Martyrs’ Mausoleum gets an upgrade

Amid hopes that President U Htin Kyaw himself might attend, ambitious preparations are going forward to renovate the Martyrs' Mausoleum in Yangon to mark the 69th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day on July 19. The mausoleum was built to honour the national heroes assassinated in 1947, including Bogyoke Aung San, Mahn Ba Khaing and U Razak.

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Regional government to review Yangon city planning

The Yangon Region government has announced that it will revise Yangon’s urban planning and make it into a more livable city by conserving heritage buildings and green spaces.

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Yangon Region ‘vice squads’ to crack down on criminal conduct

Police are to mount a crackdown in four Yangon Region townships to restore the rule of law in what have been deemed crime black spots. The regional parliament announced the plan yesterday, identifying targets as drug trafficking, gambling, protection rackets and illegal massage parlours.

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National Blood Center calls for more donors

The National Blood Center is urging more Yangonites – both local and foreign – to give blood.

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Vaccine against pneumonia to be added to national program

Health officials are urging parents to cooperate in a program to protect infants from killer pneumonia and other diseases.

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Yangon prepares for anti-drug day burning

To mark International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, Yangon police this year will destroy a record amount of seized illicit narcotics.

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FDA announces plans to set official medical prices

In an ongoing effort to clamp down on the illegal and unregulated pharmaceutical black market, a Food and Drug Administration director announced plans yesterday to institute official retail prices.

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Japanese donors discuss affordable apartment plan

Yangon regional government officials are in talks with potential Japanese donors over a scheme to build 2000 low-cost apartments. The project could be a first step toward relieving the city’s large number of unofficial shanty town residents.

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Panglong framework debated in Yangon

A review of the political dialogue framework for the so-called 21st-century Panglong Conference will start in the first week of July if non-signatory armed groups agree to attend the meeting, government peace negotiators said yesterday.

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