myanmar - Rail, Road & Other Transport

Parliament asks Public for Input on Right to Recall Bill

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (bicameral legislature) has asked people to read the proposed Right to Recall Bill drafted by the Union Election Commission, which would give voters the power to unseat their representatives in parliament.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Yangon’s New Automotive Policy to commence in October

The much-touted Yangon Vehicle Quota Certificate (YVQC) system for car importers will start in Yangon in October, said U Phyo Min Thein, the region’s chief minister, during a press conference on August 24.
Date: 27 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Government to issue New Licenses for Commercial Vehicles

The government will install a new vehicle licensing system under which a new domestic operator license will be issued to firms or individuals who own and operate vehicles for commercial purposes.
Date: 06 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Strategy to build up Logistics Sector, Boost National Transport Plan Revealed

The Ministry of Transport and Communications, with help from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is drawing up a National Logistics Master Plan to supplement the existing National Transport Master Plan in Myanmar.
Date: 26 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Yangon Government to issue permits to Vehicles Registered in the City

The Yangon regional government will give a permit to vehicles which are entrusted to smelting factories and which have a Yangon address, Daw Nilar Kyaw, Regional Minister of Electricity, Industry, Transport and Communication said.
Date: 15 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Government to regulate Ride-Hailing Mobile Apps

The government will issue new rules to regulate the taxi industry in Myanmar, said Daw Nilar Kyaw, Minister of Electricity, Industry, Transport and Transportation.
Date: 05 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Yangon Region to take action on Miscreant Taxi Drivers

The Yangon Regional Government will enforce stricter regulations on taxis waiting for passengers in highway bus terminal compounds and at Yangon International Airport, the regional minister for Electricity, Industry, Transport and Communication said Monday.
Date: 22 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

All Yangon Taxis have until Year-End to register their Vehicles

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) officially announced that all taxis must register as city taxis before January 1. The announcement was made through the state-owned newspaper on November 12.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Bus Company loses YBS Licence after Complaints of Poor Service

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) cancelled the licence of a public-private partnership (PPP) company under the Yangon Bus Services (YBS) due to poor service.
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

No New Regulations yet against Cars parked Illegally Overnight

On October 26, MP U Zaw Win Naing from Latha Township questioned the Yangon Parliament on how the government would manage the cars which have not paid a tax or fee to park overnight.
Date: 31 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

How the New Vehicle Import Policy could disrupt the Car Market

On October 16, the Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles Importing officially released a set of new rules stating that only left-hand-drive vehicles can be imported into Myanmar from 2018 onwards.
Date: 23 October 2017; Type: Media Article; Source: Myanmar Times

New Rules on Imported Vehicles coming in 2018

Only left-hand drive vehicles and only those manufactured in 2014 or later can be imported into the country starting next year, according to the new rules of the Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles Importation released on Monday.
Date: 18 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Kachin plans Crackdown on all Unlicensed Vehicles

The Kachin State government will impound all unlicensed vehicles that enter its townships starting November 1, the state administrative office said on Monday.
Date: 27 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Car Importation Policy to be issued by Year End

The government will issue a general car importation policy within the year to put an end to the current confusion in the industry, Commerce Minister U Than Myint told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 26 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Mandalay set to rein in Speed Violators

Speed limits of all vehicles in Mandalay are currently being monitored with radar guns, but prosecution will only be made after the familiarisation period, answered the Regional Police Force.
Date: 20 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Buses made before ‘95 being phased out

Buses made in 1995 or earlier must be surrendered to the Road Transport Administration Department, and the Yangon Transport Authority (YRTA) must be informed of this before June 20.
Date: 08 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Strict Speed Limit Enforcement begins in Mandalay

Traffic speeds of all vehicles in Mandalay are being closely monitored by the Regional Police Force, which has deployed a device known as the speed radar gun in a bid to reduce the number of accidents.
Date: 06 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Territorial Sea Law needs Input

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meeting was told that Myanmar’s Territorial Sea and Sea Zones Bill needs to be refined before a final draft can be tabled.
Date: 05 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Action to be taken against Traffic Violators from June 10

The Mandalay City Development Committee has announced that action will be taken against those who violate traffic rules in Mandalay effective June 10.
Date: 29 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

No Plans to seize Cars: Ministry of Commerce

The Ministry of Commerce clarified that they have no plans to seize the cars which were already imported to Myanmar under the consignment system by sales centres and dealers over the last two years.
Date: 10 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

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Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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