New Democratic Party in Myanmar Poised to Challenge Aung San Suu Kyi 

“I want to create an approachable government for the people in our country,” he says.The pro-democracy activist is planning to launch a new political party in Myanmar by the end of the year.

Source: New Democratic Party in Myanmar Poised to Challenge Aung San Suu Kyi

Productivity Pitfalls

Of the 30 pitfalls that Meier lists, the 5 most common are:

  1. Analysis Paralysis: You are constantly waiting to take action until you have more information, call more meetings, get more opinions, etc.
  2. 
Doing It When You Feel Like It: You wait for motivation and inspiration before you get started, and you lack a routine of doing your most important work on a regular basis.
  3. 
Not Knowing the Work to Be Done: You lack clarity about things as granular as the next step or as macro as the whole big picture, thus you can’t plan accordingly.
  4. Lack of Boundaries: You allow work to spill over into other areas of your life (weekends / evenings); you push yourself past your limits; you allow urgency to become the dominant factor surrounding your work.
  5. 
Perfectionism: This bites you before, during, and after a project. Perhaps you don’t even begin because you know you won’t be able to do it just right. Or you never finish because you’re incessantly fiddling and trying to get things just right. Or, once you’ve shipped, you’re beating yourself up over how things could have been better.

Source: Productivity Pitfalls – The Sweet Setup

Long Term Agreement for Improved Bus Terminal in Mandalay

proposed bus terminal prototype in Mandalay MCDC

Under the guidelines of Mandalay Investment Commission, the termi­nal will be upgraded and modernized in line with international standards. This will include new lounges, centers for ticket sales, restaurants, super­markets, shopping malls, hotels, and condominium units according to the signing ceremony at Man­dalay Regional Government Office, on October 10, 2017.

Based on the agreement between the company and MCDC, the company has to pay K3 billion ($2.19 million) per year for 50 years to the YDCD for the leasing of the terminal grounds, according to U Kyaw Zaw Aung, Member of Mandalay City Devel­opment Council told My­anmar Business Today.

Source: Long Term Agreement for Improved Bus Terminal | Myanmar Business Today

Yangon chief minister a rising star and ‘very sharp’ politician

Each generation produces its own leaders, he said. Just as Myanmar’s pro-independence struggle threw up its founding father Aung San, its democratic struggle produced Ms Suu Kyi, his daughter. The NLD’s Parliament speakers and ministers are well qualified, he added.

Source: Yangon chief minister a rising star and ‘very sharp’ politician, SE Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Myanmar focused on improvement of literacy rate

Education is a cornerstone of Myanmar’s development and plays a key role in the country’s democracy and peace-building process and in establishing a prosperous, dynamic economy. The government, therefore, has been building a 21st century education system that will propel Myanmar to the rank of the upper-middle-income nations by 2030.

Source: Myanmar focused on improvement of literacy rate

In dirt-poor Myanmar, smartphones are transforming finance

One customer, who walks in wearing a long red longyi and delicately beaded top, says she was at first nervous about Wave. A clothesmaker, she now sends earnings through it twice a month at a cost of 500 kyat ($0.37) a go. She says Wave’s appeal is its “convenience”.

Source: In dirt-poor Myanmar, smartphones are transforming finance

Myanmar’s first cable car on track to open in December

Construction of the Kyaikhteeyoe cable car project, the first such service in Myanmar, connecting Yathaetaung and Kyaikhteeyoe hill in Kyaikhto, Mon State, is 90 per cent finished and is planned to open in the first week of December, according to the project officer.

Source: Myanmar’s first cable car on track to open in December | Eleven Myanmar

Whatever Happened to LiveJournal? – The History of the Web

In April of 2017, SUP took things one step further. They released a new terms of service that classified any blog that gets over 3,000 viewers a day as a media outlet, subject to censorship and prosecution.

Source: Whatever Happened to LiveJournal? – The History of the Web