In a strictly temporary marriage of convenience, both labour and some employer representatives are criticising the government’s announcement last week that the minimum wage should be K3600 (about US$3.20) for an eight-hour day.
Proposed changes to the constitution that some have warned could weaken judicial independence appear likely to be vetoed by the military, whose representatives yesterday spoke out against the amendments.
According to one report, the brokerage company may have defrauded clients of US$1.48 million.
The Tatmadaw is reported to have increased its presence in jade-rich Hpakant to beef up security for mostly China-Myanmar joint venture companies following a series of clashes in the isolated area of Kachin State.
An outspoken monk has launched a fierce attack on corruption and abuse of authority in the clergy.
Loans of US$45 million from French development agency AFD and $60 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are expected to receive parliamentary approval in the coming weeks to improve Mandalay’s water supply, garbage disposal systems and transportation systems.