Daw Suu under pressure to drop car import licences for govt officials

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi greets her supporters after the meeting with government officials and people in Bago in March 2019. Daw Suu under pressure to drop car import licences for govt officials Exclusive: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is under renewed pressure to drop plans to award tax-exempt car import licences to senior […]

Yangon city disagrees with criticism of park rentals

Yangon city officials dispute the findings of the region’s Accountant General’s Office for fiscal year 2017-2018, which said guidelines had not been followed in collecting rental fees at public parks. The Accountant General’s Office questioned the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) about rents at public parks and the use of city money. It said 138 […]

In Myanmar’s Commercial Capital, Mayor’s Sidewalk Store Plan Draws Criticism

YANGON—A plan by the mayor of Myanmar’s commercial capital to install mini convenience stores next to bus stops has Yangonites and regional lawmakers crying foul. They say the plan will only further reduce the already scarce space for pedestrians on its narrow sidewalks. Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe announced the plan during a press […]

Anti-corruption team to hire more recruits

Myanmar’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has announced that it intends to recruit more than 100 new personnel. The commission is seeking to hire 25 deputy investigators, 30 assistant investigators, and 80 deputy assistant investigators. The ACC currently has a staff of over 300 people who were transferred from other government departments. “We aim to recruit new […]

Criticism leads to a new tender process for Yangon’s new township

The tendering process for a new Yangon township, covering 30,000 acres of land located now in the townships of Seikgyikanaungto and Dalla, will be put backout to tender in a transparent manner, the Yangon regional government has announced after criticism followed its original choice of operator. The news was released on the government owned MRTV […]