Yangon chief brushes off hotel project suit

The fight over the future of one of downtown Yangon’s most iconic colonial-era buildings intensified yesterday amid accusations of lying. The charge came only days after the Myanmar Lawyers’ Network had filed suit, for the third time, to block plans to turn the old Small Claims Court – the former headquarters of the Burma Socialist […]

Strand colonial police building to be converted to 5-star hotel

The company behind a controversial redevelopment of the former colonial-era Police Commissioner’s office building on Strand Road has outlined its vision for a US$50 million five-star hotel, despite opposition from conservationists. Officials from the little-known company behind the project, Flying Tiger Engineering, say the property, which the working name of The State House Hotel, will […]