"Rumours and relocations as Yangon squatters face crackdown" (article)
Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein has unveiled an ambitious plan to tackle squatting in the city that involves a census and relocation to a temporary shelter. By MRATT KYAW THU | FRONTIER Photos MARO VERLI
The rumours began circulating weeks ago after
the officials arrived and started asking questions. The news conference last
week by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein confirmed the rumours and
heighten the anxiety of a community estimated to number more than 400,000
They are squatters fearing relocation. Some of them would have found Phyo Min Thein’s comments reassuring, but for most the news conference was a cause for more worry.
“Squatting is one of the most important problems of the difficulties we are facing,” Phyo Min Thein told the May 25 news conference.
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