Outspoken independent MP Daw Nyo Nyo Thin has called on the regional government to publicly reveal the true cost of controversial flyover bridge projects before the end of its term.
Claiming “financial crisis”, Messenger Media yesterday published the last issue of its daily Messenger newspaper. The three-year-old paper was a free sheet for its first two years, but the introduction of a K100 cover price over the past year failed to stem the losses.
Nine representatives from the government and military, ethnic armed groups and political parties were yesterday tasked with devising a political dialogue framework by December 5.
Yangon is a long way from being able to provide a decent rubbish disposal system, officials admit. For a start, only 400,000 of the city’s 1 million households pay the tax that funds collections, U Aung Myint Maw, deputy head of Yangon City Development Committee’s Department of Pollution Control and Cleansing, told The Myanmar Times.
Seeking to avoid a repeat of the delays that plagued the ceasefire process, armed ethnic groups have called for existing draft political dialogue frameworks to be scrapped and a new text to be written collectively.