Computer Problem Hurts Squatters List Compilation in Dagon Seikkan

​​ YANGON- The government started compiling a list of squatters from Dagon Seikkan Township, Yangon Region, at the Yuzana Garden Housing Sale Centre and Panintayarma Monastery in Dagon Seikkan Township on Tuesday, said MP Nyi Nyi from the No 1 Constituency of Dagon Myothit (South). The squatters list will be completed in two to three. […]

Ready to Rumble?

​​ Weekend investigates the sleeping giant underneath Yangon. It’s not a matter of if, but when. This verdict comes up time and time again when speaking to local and international experts on the likelihood of Yangon’s next big earthquake. Why? The largest city in Myanmar is currently facing twin threats of bad location and bad timing. […]

Yangon Lifts Building Suspension

Yangon Region has permitted contractors to construct buildings with more than three floors after a five-month suspension, according to Yangon City Development Committee’s building department. In July the order was issued to prevent larger buildings before a new construction policy came into effect. The order had been lifted although the new policy was yet to emerge, said a YCDC official.  “Our suspension came because we […]

Roadsters Told to Buckle up or Face Fines

Drivers be warned: Police will start enforcing a K30,000 (US$23) fine for not wearing a seatbelt starting on January 1. Yangon traffic police and AYA Myanmar Insurance launched an awareness campaign earlier this month in order to promote seatbelt usage, a long-neglected road safety measure. “According to international surveys, wearing a seatbelt while driving can reduce […]

Yangon Region Cabinet sues CEO Dr Than Tun Aung and Eleven Media Group for Libel

Dr Than Tun Aung, the CEO of Daily Eleven and Eleven Media Group, has been sued under the telecommunications law by the Yangon Region cabinet for libel, according to U Phyo Min Thein, chief minister of the cabinet. The article that prompted the legal action was titled, “One year after the election,” published in the […]

Govt Urges Officials to Find Ways to Reduce Impact of Regional Crop Prices on Farmers

Vice President U Henry Van Thio, who leads the Committee for Protection and Promotion of the Interests of Farmers, addressed the Coordination Meeting for Reduction of Impact of Regional Crops Prices yesterday. The vice president said paddy prices in major rice production regions in Myanmar such as Ayeyawaddy Region, Bago Region, Yangon Region, Sagaing Region […]

No Free Pass For Student MP

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. U Naing Ngan Lin, an National League for Democracy MP […]

Govt urges UMFCCI to Take on Larger Role in Drawing FDI, Supporting SMEs

Senior government officials have called on Myanmar’s peak business body to step up and provide both a conduit for foreign investors and a representative for small local businesses, as the country’s economy seeks new strides in liberalisation. Speaking to over a 1000 businesspeople at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry […]

Over 60 factories in the city of Yangon charged with violation of labour rights

YANGON region authorities took action against more than 60 factories for violation of labour rights, according to the Factories and the General Labour Laws Inspection Department. A total of 64 factories have been charged under existing laws after authorities found that the employers of those factories broke labour related provisions. The investigators say that many […]

More Than 2000 Low-Cost Units to Go on Sale

More than 2000 low-cost apartments will go on the market next month as a wave of government construction projects nears completion, officials have announced. The Department of Urban and Housing Development said the three projects, in two Yangon townships, were being made ready for sale. “Sales of the 2208 apartments will begin in November,” said […]