The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 25 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Quarry workers bring wage cut to tribunal

Quality, not quantity – that’s the new pay scheme for rocks at AAA cement factory in southern Shan State.
 

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Commission to hold human rights and agribusiness workshop

Land grabs and other issues involving human rights are to be investigated by the country’s top human rights body.

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Birth registration drive targets 30pc without certificates

Birth registration is coming to the countryside, as the authorities act to increase the number of children with birth certificates and proper registration.

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Marionette groups band together

Striving to keep one of the country’s best-known art forms alive, puppeteers have formed the Myanmar Marionette Organisation.

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EU meets civil society to discuss support

Nearly 80 civil society organisations met with European Union representatives in Yangon last week to find out how the EU can support the transition to democracy in Myanmar.

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CSOs to give input on Open Government Partnership bid

Civil society groups will meet this weekend to discuss the government’s plan to join the Open Government Partnership, an international standard to improve government transparency and fight corruption.

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Govt requests K2.2 trillion as tax revenues rise

The Union government has asked MPs to approve an additional K2.2 trillion for the 2014-15 financial year, as it revealed that tax revenues for the year are likely to be 20 percent higher than initial forecasts, pushing the tax to GDP ratio close to 9pc.

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Draft Inle management plan released

A draft destination management plan aimed at ensuring inclusive and sustainable development at one of the country’s top tourist destinations has been released.

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EITI bodies to be expanded to four states, regions

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) process is to be expanded to the state and region level by the end of October, civil society leaders say.

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Govt proposes repeal of requisitioning law

The government plans to repeal a 1947 law that allows the government to requisition property at any time.

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