The regime’s planned population count threatens to boost its powers of surveillance and leave dissidents with few places to hide.
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There’s no shortage of choice in Yangon’s journal and newspaper market. Vendors’ stands busy with colourful displays of publications are everywhere in the commercial capital, but news-hungry readers in Yangon are unlikely to be encouraged to buy a publication at the urging of its owner.
Singapore’s transition from backwater to global city has made it the envy of the developing world and Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd. has been a prominent ambassador of the city-state’s model abroad. The company has roots in Singapore’s Housing Development Board, which developed the city-state’s enviable public housing program, and JTC Corporation, which helped to turn the country into an industrial powerhouse.
The United States has ranked Myanmar as a Tier 2 Watch List country on its annual Trafficking in Persons report for the fourth consecutive year.
Myanmar puppetry, an artform dating back to the 15th century, is melding ancient traditions with modernity to embrace a new audience.