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The Budget: What Do Taxpayers Want?

\ In Nay Pyi Taw, preparations are now well advanced for finalising the budget and Union tax law which will establish the Government’s revenue-raising and spending priorities for the 2017-18 financial year. It is an annual event that always encourages advance speculation. But this year it is being more eagerly anticipated than usual because it […]

Boozy battle-ground: a turf war brews in Myanmar

At a beer station on Bogyoke Aung San Road, servers traipse from table to table, handing mugs of Myanmar Beer to cheroot-smoking men in longyis. Another beer station in Sanchaung township looks almost exactly the same, but with Dagon Beer decorations and brew dripping from the taps. All over Myanmar, domestic brands such as Myanmar […]

Health professionals protest lease of public land for private hospital

Staff of the Ministry of Health, including professors and ‘black ribbon’ doctors have signed a petition calling for a complete halt to the long-term lease of a large plot owned by the ministry in front of the University of Nursing at the corner of Bogyoke Aung San and Pyay roads in downtown Yangon for a […]