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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...

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