Ko Aung Naing’s dream was to be a seaman on a shipping vessel. But when his parents paid an employment agency K3.3 million to get him a job on a foreign cargo ship, he didn’t expect to end up working near a foreign port for a meagre wage as an assistant welder.
Debate over the controversial sections of the 2008 constitution that bar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from the presidency and give the military a veto over reform looks set to intensify, after the committee set up to review the constitution reported to hluttaw last week.
The government has launched a public consultation process on its draft national land use policy, three years after the two land laws were enacted by parliament.
Road safety chiefs have announced a goal of cutting in half the death toll from accidents, U Lian Cin Mang, director of the Road Transport Administration Department, told The Myanmar Times on October 23.
Each day, more than 1.2 million gallons of industrial wastewater passes by – and sometimes beneath – the homes of Hlaing township’s 13th ward, discharged from a nearby military-run textile and garment factory.
The European Union has refused to back away from plans to submit a resolution to the United Nations General Assembly on Myanmar’s human rights record, despite President U Thein Sein’s insistence that they are no longer needed.