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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Phone Call not from Officer or Staff of Penang Courts - Chief Registrar's Office

PUTRAJAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - The Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office (PKPMP) has denied an individual’s claim about receiving a phone call from an officer or employee of the Penang courts.

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ASEAN told to improve Production Technology and Capacity

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, should focus on improving production technology and capacity, as well as regional integration in order to benefit from the shifting of supply chains due to changes in global trade, says HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd.

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.

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