The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Thilawa backers prepare for share sale

Nine public companies will promote the public offering, which is slated to take place in early 2014 to build infrastructure in the zone.

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Compensation in sight on Thilawa SEZ

The government will resettle 79 households living or farming inside the first phase of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone.


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Lawyers group to sue over hotel project

The Lawyers’ Network plans to ratchet up its campaign against the redevelopment of two historic Yangon buildings by applying to file charges against the chairman of the Privatisation Commission, members said last week.

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Officials investigate shopping centre fire

A fire at La Pyay Wun Plaza that required more than 150 firefighters to be brought under control may have been sparked by an electric wire or a cigarette thrown into an empty room, officials say.

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Yangon bus owners call for reform of industry body

Change could be on the way to the Yangon Region’s decrepit bus system with bus owners pushing for an overhaul of the city’s Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles.

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Undergrads return to Yangon University

Yangon and Mandalay universities to accept 300 arts and science undergraduates each for academic year beginning in December.



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