Yangon (Rangoon)

Type: City
Name: Yangon (Rangoon)
Country: Myanmar/Burma
Latitude: 16.790001
Longitude: 96.150002
population: 4,477,782
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 16 mins ago - 2 reports

UN envoy warns of 'permanent segregation' in unrest-hit west Myanmar

YANGON - Myanmar's plans for the future of a western region torn apart by Buddhist-Muslim unrest could result in "permanent segregation" of the two religious groups, a UN expert warned Saturday. The United Nations’ human rights envoy to the country, Yanghee ... [Published The Nation - Thailand - 3 hours ago]
First reported 32 mins ago - Updated 32 mins ago - 1 reports

Property price hike unattractive to foreigners

:27A Yangon area sees the construction of condominiums to attract foreign buyers. (Photo-Nwe Yin Aye/EMG)Yangon, the commercial hub of Myanmar, has become a less attractive property market to foreigners due to rental hike, a real estate source said.“Some ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 32 mins ago]
First reported 32 mins ago - Updated 32 mins ago - 1 reports

Foreign investors to be invited to develop ICT City in Yangon

:22Offices in MICT Park (Photo-EMG)The construction and management of ICT City in Yangon will be carried out by foreign investors, said Myanmar Computer Federation, pioneering the project for software development.“We initially intended to carry out the ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 32 mins ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Myanmar: Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, 26 July 2014

Source: UN Information CentresCountry: Myanmar Introduction: Good evening and thank you all for coming today. I have just concluded my first official ten- day mission as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. The objective ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 3 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Myanmar: Enter as tourist, exit as devotee

“Try to be happy. Happiness is important. Even birds and trees should be happy. Do not rush to do many things in the time that you are here for this conference. Then you will enjoy your visit,” advises Michael Chin, chairman of Chin Corp of Myanmar. I ... [Published The Golden Land - 10 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Rangoon residents left in filth as waste collection system fails

Residents of Thaketa Township in eastern Rangoon have been left without a garbage removal service and they say their health is rapidly deteriorating as a result. Not only is their own rubbish not being collected, but people have been coming from across ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 11 hours ago]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 3 reports

Myanmar’s third ethnic summit begins

Yangon, July 25: The third Myanmar ethnic summit began on Friday in the country’s northernmost Kachin state. The three–day summit of ethnic leaders at the headquarters of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) came after peace negotiators of the Myanmar ... [Published SentinelAssam.com - 20 hours ago]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

MYANMAR For Yangon archbishop, Myanmar's ethnic groups are part of a single family

» 07/25/2014MYANMARFor Yangon archbishop, Myanmar's ethnic groups are part of a single family Mgr Charles Bo makes the point in his message for the feast day of St Anne and St Joachim. The prelate notes that ancestor worship is an integral part of the ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

Damco to start container Freight operation in Myanmar

Logistics provider Damco, part of the Maersk Group, has started operating the first international standard warehouse and Container Freight Station (CFS) facility in Myanmar. This brand-new world-class 4,000 square metre facility is C-TPAT compliant and ... [Published Canadian Sailings - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Myanmar Legislature Considers Proportional Representation

YANGON — The lower house of parliament in Myanmar, also known as Burma, has agreed to discuss a controversial proposal to switch to proportional representation for future elections. The proportional representation system was first proposed by the National ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Rangoon, Mandalay Universities Get Information Age Boost

A coordinator from the eLibrary Myanmar project gives training to staff from the English Department at Rangoon University. (Photo: Facebook / Library of Yangon University)RANGOONRangoon and Mandalay universities are increasingly wired to the outside ... [Published Irrawaddy - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

YCDC grants permission for more high-rises

:41A construction site of a 25-floor building on East Race Course Road (Photo – Shine Lin Aung)YANGON - Eleven high-rises with over 30 floors and eight more towering over 20 floors have been granted construction permission, according to the Yangon City ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Jul 24 2014]

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...She said that recurring inter-communal violence revealed "deep divisions and a growing polarization between Muslim and Buddhist communities" . LACK OF HEALTH PROVISION Lee described a lack of health clinics and adequate access to health services, which she said was worrisome in the wake of...
...She added she was concerned that "the government's plan for long-term peaceful coexistence may likely result in a permanent segregation" of the Buddhist and Muslim communities
"As an immediate priority, more must be done to reduce tensions and hostility, and promote reconciliation between the two communities" she added
"We keep ourselves in trend by reading newspapers and journals. Repressing media is clouding the information. So as a citizen, I cheer the reporters who demonstrate against the unfair system. Our Magway-based media are the most repressed" a local said

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Myanmar: Statement of the Special Rapporteur on... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 3 hours ago]
Source: UN Information CentresCountry: Myanmar Introduction: Good evening and thank you all for coming today. I have just concluded my first official ten- day mission as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. The objective ...
‘Are we revolutionaries?’ debate ethnic leaders [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 8 hours ago]
Meeting in Laiza for pivotal talks aimed towards signing a nationwide ceasefire agreement, ethnic leaders of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) debated on Friday whether to include the words “revolution” and “revolutionaries” in a draft ...
Rangoon residents left in filth as waste collec... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 11 hours ago]
Residents of Thaketa Township in eastern Rangoon have been left without a garbage removal service and they say their health is rapidly deteriorating as a result. Not only is their own rubbish not being collected, but people have been coming from across ...
Myanmar: Ceasefire but no demining in Myanmar's... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 25 2014]
Source: IRINCountry: Myanmar YANGON, 25 July 2014 (IRIN) - Landmine clearance in southern Myanmar's Kayah State has still not begun despite a 2012 ceasefire between the main armed groups and the government. While negotiations between the ceasefire parties ...
Burma Business Weekly: 25 July 2014 [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jul 25 2014]
  Ups and Downs The Burmese currency remains stable, with the buying rate finishing on Friday at 970, up from 968 kyat, while the selling rate sits at 974, up one kyat from last week. The price of gold dropped slightly from 682,000 kyat per tical ...
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Water shortages in Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Top News - May 07 2014]
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