The scene is hectic at the corner of Sayar San and Industry 1 roads in Bahan township: A steady stream of taxis pulls up and disgorges passengers among a scrum of pushy brokers, who shout out a barrage of questions aimed at the new arrivals: “Do you need to fill out a form? Do you need an extension?”
This week Ko Zaw Lin and Ko Wai Phyo will take the stand in a court on the Thai island of Koh Samui.
Aid workers say relief efforts are much better coordinated now than in any previous natural disaster to hit Myanmar thanks to the opening of the Emergency Operations Centre, while locals allege that gaps in the government-led response have left them starving.
Cave-ins and other accidents are common but workers believe the high pay makes it worthwhile.
Informal talks to take place in Chiang Mai this week ahead of proposed meeting in Yangon in early August.
Last month the National Minimum Wage Committee announced a provisional base wage of K3600 a day, due to take effect at the end of August, but factory workers and owners continue to debate the figure, and some foreign owners say they will shut their factories if the wage is enacted.