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Lawyers protest Yangon heritage sites sell-off

Thomas Toe, Yangon
Myanmar

October 17, 2012

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About 150 lawyers protested in Yangon today at government plans to privatize two British colonial buildings for development as a hotel and museum. The demonstrators, members of the Myanmar Lawyers’ Network, said they had government permission to protest under new laws passed this year. Kyi Myint, a member of the lawyers’ network, said the decision to sell off the old High Court and the Police Commissioner’s Office to local and Chinese developers was in violation of the government’s own 1988 preservation law. “We wanted to let the people know and understand that we have a responsibility to preserve our national heritage,” he said.
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