Hopes of relief from Yangon’s stifling traffic congestion were raised last week as 10 new high-tech traffic light systems came into use at major intersections.
Diamond Inya Palace condominium could become country’s tallest building if it is built to its planned height, according to government officials.
Remote and mountain-girded, its only thoroughfare the Kaladan River, Paletwa township is home to one of Chin State’s 50-plus ethnic groups, the Khumi. Reformers say Paletwa’s economic backwardness is matched…
Starting in January 2015, the rules and regulations of the Myanmar Traditional Boxing Federation will be revamped in order to turn their amateur leagues into a recognised, professional sport.
It’s not only the Myanmar kyat that is affected by a strengthening US dollar, and officials say they are monitoring the currency changes
The Yangon Angels – investors and entrepreneurs that make up a new, informal funding network based out of Myanmar’s most populous city – refuse to be “Yes” men.
I have been dreaming about cooking wholesome soups this winter, but winter in Yangon is just not cold enough for creamy, hearty soups. So, as a soup lover, I have…
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President U Thein Sein last week nominated a deputy attorney general to take on the mantle of attorney general in the new government, an Amyotha Hluttaw representative told The Myanmar Times.
The president nominated Dr Tun Shin to the post on February 18, the MP said.
The 2008 constitution states that the duties, powers and rights of the attorney general and deputy attorney general will be prescribed by law.
On February 17, the eighth day of the first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session in Nay Pyi Taw, the current deputy chief justice of the Supreme Court was appointed as the new chief justice.
Earlier in the week U Thein Sein nominated U Tun Tun Oo to head up the Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the country, and no objections were received.
According to the constitution, the president and the chief justice are required to nominate the other six members of the Supreme Court and submit the list of names to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw for approval.
Candidates in Yangon municipal elections begin campaign activities but find residents know little...01 December 2014