Developer brushes off concerns about Myotha Industrial Park

DEVELOPER Mandalay Myotha Industrial Development has brushed off human rights concerns and accusations in relation to the Myotha Industrial Park in Mandalay, while the International Federation for Human Rights argued that the process for the establishment of the park underscores the failure by the developer to conduct proper human rights due diligence. Tensions and confrontations […]

Mandalay MPs Scrutinise Suspicious Land Transfers During Transfer of Power

A land investigation team yesterday submitted a report to the Mandalay Region government about the allocation of more than 1,700 acres (688 hectares) of land to individuals, including family members of some department heads, during the period of the power transfer between the incoming and outgoing governments. “We will sign and submit this report today. […]

Illegal hotels under spotlight as Bagan seeks heritage status

A government-backed campaign to have Bagan included on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites has moved into a sensitive area following a decision by the Ministry of Culture to take action against hotels built illegally within the ancient city and temple complex. But it remains to be seen exactly what the government plans to do […]