IT firm denies ex-minister’s claims

RedLink, a data communications service provider, has spoken out against comments made by the former information minister Ye Htut regarding tax evasion. It denied Ye Htut’s accusations saying the firm was of good standing and was listed three years in a row for paying extremely high levels of tax. RedLink added that Ye Htut’s claims […]

Magway University medical students denounce private hospital project in Yangon

  Students from the Magway University of Medicine issued a statement calling for the cancellation of the lease of a land plot near Yangon General Hospital between Bogyoke Raod and Pyi Road for the construction of a private hospital. The statement says: “The plot was initially meant to be the site of expansions of the […]

Myanmar’s e-revolution aids transparency, media control

In the new age of election campaigns, it wouldn’t seem surprising that the two most prominent leaders in the country, Aung San Suu Kyi, and former speaker Thura Shwe Mann, include Facebook and social media in campaign strategies for general elections on November 8. But in Myanmar, it is one more symbol of the dramatic […]

Union govt to assess new salary rates after cabinet meeting

A proposal to raise the salaries of civil servants will be sent back to parliament only after the Union government’s cabinet meeting scheduled for 25 March, said Union Parliament Speaker Thura Shwe Mann said at the Union parliament session on 23 March. The speaker explained the president’s response to the parliament about the urgent proposal […]