Displaced Squatters Allege Fraud by Village Committee

YANGON – A group of displaced squatters in Yangon’s Hlegu Township have opened a fraud case against a 27-member Aung Yadana village development committee that sold them land already owned by the government, one complainant told The Irrawaddy on Monday. Police deputy Maj Maung Maung Oo of Hlegu police station confirmed that the case was […]

Myanmar Authorities Level Homes of Yangon ‘Squatters’ to Make Way For Residential Housing

About 200 Myanmar police officers and 1,000 hired hands on Monday dismantled 4,000 squatters’ homes and arrested five residents in a township in the commercial capital Yangon under orders from the regional government to clear the area for a high-rise residential project, local officials said. Authorities forcefully tore down the shanty town in Hlegu township […]

Myanmar govt suspends 68 projects, waiting for new administration

YANGON – The Thein Sein government has suspended 68 projects, including coal-fired power plants, mining and private sector deals, to allow the next government to manage the assets when it takes office, according to state-owned newspapers. The report was published shortly after MPs discussed an urgent proposal last week calling the government to scrutinise the […]

Squatters stalling Thilawa consortium: Mitsubishi

Squatters yet to be evicted by the Myanmar government at the Thilawa Special Economic Zone are holding back Japanese private companies from joining the Mitsubishi-led consortium that operates 49 percent, a Mitsubishi spokesperson told Mizzima on Thursday. “We are going to invite other companies to join the consortium and also we are going to invite […]