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Yangon to raise waste collection fees to prevent landfill fires

Yangon to raise waste collection fees to prevent landfill fires

Yangon’s city council plans to raise fees for rubbish collection in order to fund the operations of a waste-to-energy plant, Mayor Maung Maung Soe announced during a regional...

Mission Not Accomplished: How the status quo could bring back Yangon’s great garbage fire

Mission Not Accomplished: How the status quo could bring back Yangon’s great garbage fire

On the final day of the battle against the Htein Bin fire, firefighters and city officials expressed their disapproval of the conditions that created the blaze. However, they...

Fueled by Folly: Yangon’s great garbage fire

Fueled by Folly: Yangon’s great garbage fire

From a distance, the fire devouring Yangon’s sprawling Htein Bin landfill is invisible. Unlike the plumes of black smoke billowing from the chimneys of the nearby factories of...

Thousands demand K5,600 minimum daily wage at Yangon protest

Thousands demand K5,600 minimum daily wage at Yangon protest

Around 2,000 workers from across southern Myanmar marched in Yangon’s Hlaingthayar Township to demand a new daily wage of K5,600 (US$4.11), saying the current minimum wage of...

Mob threatens family of journalist who tried to expose neighborhood drug ring

Mob threatens family of journalist who tried to expose neighborhood drug ring

A journalist and his family have had their lives threatened after the former threatened to expose a local drug ring. Aye Lwin is a freelancer who lives in Hlaingtharya with his...

Over 500 factory workers strike to demand 10-day Thingyan holiday period

Over 500 factory workers strike to demand 10-day Thingyan holiday period

Over 500 workers from 15 different Hlaingtharyar-based factories held a demonstration yesterday to voice their demands for a 10-day Thingyan holiday period next month, reports...

Hlaingthaya fire kills one, destroys 50 homes

Hlaingthaya fire kills one, destroys 50 homes

A fire broke out in Hlaingthaya Township’s Dinesu Ward at about 5:30pm yesterday, killing a woman and burning down more than 50 homes. The site of the blaze was near the Pun...

YCDC to set up dog shelter for strays

YCDC to set up dog shelter for strays

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has begun construction on the city’s first government-owned dog shelter, which will be located in Hlaingtharyar Township. “We...

2,000 workers demand $4 daily minimum wage in Hlaingthaya protest

2,000 workers demand $4 daily minimum wage in Hlaingthaya protest

More than 2,000 workers demonstrated in Yangon’s Hlaingthaya Township on Sunday to demand an increase in the minimum daily wage of K3,600 (US$2.68) to K5,600 ($4) and the...

Woman stabs her girlfriend to death before killing herself

Woman stabs her girlfriend to death before killing herself

On November 15, the Yangon Police Force reported the deaths of two women who were in a relationship. One of the parties involved was an 18-year-old woman from Htantapin...