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Starting December 7th, both container and cargo trucks are not allowed to use day time, but the highway lorries delivering cargos to Thiri Mingalar Market are allowed to use the road around the clock. Yangon Region Government made the announcement on Friday in order to reduce traffic jam in the city. According to the announcement, both container and cargo trucks are permitted along strand road and Bayintnaung road at night staring 9 pm till 6 am the next day. But the Lorries with less than 9 tons of vehicle and load can run on that route around the clock.

More than half of 200,000 people with HIV are able to access with HIV treatment, according to the Head of the Yangon Region Public Health Department at the commemoration event of World AIDS Day held in Yangon, Friday.
World AIDS Day annually held since 1989, aiming to raise awareness on HIV disease among the communities as well as to show support for people living with HIV. It’s also hoped to receive more international donors for providing medicines for HIV treatment. 

Pyithu Hluttaw People’s Parliament continued its session in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday. MPs raised questions on President’s scholarship program initiated by the previous Government, plan for holding Inter-school sports events, setting common standardization for the government enterprises, construction of new school building, reconstruction of Students’ Union Building.

Thousands of Indonesians chanted to arrest Jakarta GovernorPurnama of insulting the Koran. Purnama, a Chinese Christian, is being investigated over comments. Because he made about his opponents' use of the Koran in political campaigning. He denies wrongdoing but has apologized for the remarks.Widodo has seen as a key backer for Purnama. Indonesia has the world's biggest Muslim population but recognizes six religions.

South Korea blacklisted senior North Korean officials. This is the fresh unilateral sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile tests.Seoul also said it would ban entry by foreign missile and nuclear experts if their activities threaten South Korean national interests.Seoul's action came after the U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea. North Korea has rejected the U.N. resolution as a plot masterminded by the United States to deny its sovereignty.

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Updated on: 10:11AM, December 02 2016
Data by Myanmar Central Bank

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Yangon

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  • Temperature: 33 °C
  • Wind: North, 16.7 km/h
  • Pressure: 1012 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 53 %
  • Visibility: 9 km
Reported on:
Sat, 2016-12-03 14:30