Yangon (Rangoon)

Type: City
Name: Yangon (Rangoon)
Country: Myanmar/Burma
Latitude: 16.790001
Longitude: 96.150002
population: 4,477,782
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 47 mins ago - 1 reports

Quake strikes Andaman and Myanmar Islands

YANGON: A moderate 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of the Andaman Islands on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.The agency said the quake struck at 7:41pm (1341 GMT) in the Bay of Bengal between Myanmar's western coastline and ... [Published The Gulf Today - 6 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Race and religion in South-East Asia: The plural society and its enemies

IN MANDALAY in central Myanmar, another bout of bloody sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims recently left two dead and many injured. The riot was sparked by rumours that two Muslims had raped a Buddhist woman. The deaths brought to about 240 ... [Published The Economist - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Bullet Points: 31 July 2014

The National Education Bill has been passed by Burma’s Union Parliament. Ethnic armed groups have wound-up talks in Laiza.  Contraband task force finds 420 shipping containers abandoned in ports across Rangoon. Large-scale agricultural projects ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 9 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

96 dead, 480 injured on Ygn-Mdy highway

:15A road accident occurs at Yangon- Mandalay Expressway on July 20 (Photo/EMG)Car crashes on the notorious Yangon to Mandalay expressway have left 96 dead and 480 injured so far this year, according to road engineers.The Highway Maintenance Team reported ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 9 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

HVS In Focus - Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon hotels have experienced a significant growth in demand since 2011, resulting in growth in Average Rate. In the medium term, we expect to see a decline in the average rate of hotels and serviced apartments as a result of increasing supply. ... [Published Hospitality Net - 10 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Myanmar records higher visitor numbers in 1H2014

TOURIST arrivals to Myanmar have increased again the first-half of this year, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.From January to June, 470,747 visitors entered the country, up 23.1 per cent year-on-year. 
About 71.9 per cent, or 338,331, ... [Published TTG ASIA - 13 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Ministers quit

YANGON: Myanmar’s ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported yesterday, the latest changes in a cabinet that has been grappling with problems as the country presses on with reforms after decades of military rule.President ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

150 homeless as whirlwind sweeps through Rangoon

One hundred and fifty people have been made homeless in Mingalardon Township, Rangoon, after a whirlwind swept through the neighbourhood on Monday morning. The strong wind flattened 30 houses in Bawga ward and brought down several electricity poles. ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 3 reports

Myanmar Armed Groups, Government Agree On 10-Point Peace Deal

YANGON, July 30 (Bernama) -- The third Myanmar ethnic summit ended in Laiza, northern Kachin state Tuesday with 10 points to be raised in future peace talks with the government's Peace-Making Work Committee (PMWC), Xinhua news agency reported.The armed ... [Published Bernama - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Standing Tall

A man walks past the Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue in downtown Yangon. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy)YANGON — On 26th Street in downtown Yangon is a building almost hidden from sight and barely noticed by those who pass it every day. Built in the 19th century, ... [Published Irrawaddy - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Yangon rents at prime locations reach $7,000 per month

Expats in Myanmar are increasingly getting freaked out by the extreme hike in rental prices in the business hub of Yangon. According to local real estate agencies, monthly rents for single flats in prime locations have already reached $7,000, which is ... [Published Investvine - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

BURMA/MYANMAR: Situation of Human Rights

BURMA / MYANMAR: Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, 26 July 2014 ... [Published Scoop NZ - World - Jul 29 2014]

Quotes

...it at all, you should probably peek -- if only through spread fingers -- at that most Spanish of traditions, bull fighting," said Bourdain. "There is no denying the terrible beauty of a very complex tradition. The matadors were the original rock stars, the very ideal of masculinity, male beauty and grace."
"Guro has a lot of small and medium-sized companies which attract a lot of foreign buyers and other business people to the neighborhood" Kim Min-ho, the hotel's sales and marketing manager, said when asked why the chain chose to open its newest hotel in Guro
...William Lim, Project Director for Manufacturing Myanmar 2014 from the show's organiser, Singapore Exhibition Services says, "For majority of our exhibitors, Myanmar is unchartered territory. As the country develops their industries and continues their push to lure Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) to grow their manufacturing sector, this presents opportunities for international manufacturing solution providers to introduce the technology needed to increase productivity and drive development. Manufacturing Myanmar therefore provides an ideal business platform for international firms to get a better understanding of the current and future manufacturing equipment needs of the Myanmar manufacturing market, as well as for local industry players to source for new technologies relevant to their business."
"There is a great demand for the tickets. On the first day, a huge crowd was scrambling to buy the tickets so we had to stop selling the tickets and introduced a daily quota on tickets. Tickets are limited because of the limited space at the concert venue" said a spokesman for Living Sound Entertainment

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Bullet Points: 31 July 2014 [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 9 hours ago]
The National Education Bill has been passed by Burma’s Union Parliament. Ethnic armed groups have wound-up talks in Laiza.  Contraband task force finds 420 shipping containers abandoned in ports across Rangoon. Large-scale agricultural projects ...
Myanmar: Myanmar: Humanitarian relief in Rakhine [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 30 2014]
Source: MalteserCountry: Myanmar Malteser International appreciates discussions on improving humanitarian space for aid delivery and relief efforts Malteser International has not been able to resume its humanitarian relief efforts in Central Rakhine ...
Bullet Points: 30 July 2014 [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jul 30 2014]
On today’s edition of Bullet Points: Burma’s Minister of Health, Dr. Pe Thet Khin and Minister of Information, Aung Kyi have resigned from their posts in the latest of several cabinet changes. UNICEF is aiming to electronically record every baby ...
Burma President ‘allowed’ ministers to step down [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jul 30 2014]
Burma’s Information Minister Aung Kyi and Health Minister Dr Pe Thet Khin have been “allowed for resignation of their own volition”, the president’s office announced on Tuesday. One day after the sudden joint resignation, Burmese President Thein Sein ...
Pegu farmlands flooded by dam overflow [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jul 30 2014]
More than 40 square kilometres of farmland in Pegu Division’s Thegon Township have been inundated by overflow from a nearby reservoir following heavy rain, according to locals. Residents said that while some flooding is normal in the area, which lies ...
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Water shortages in Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Top News - May 07 2014]
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