Stronger laws are needed to protect Myanmar migrant workers from exploitation and abuse, MPs demanded yesterday. They said the 10 percent of Myanmar citizens working overseas deserved more help from their government.
Farmers from Magwe Region have formally submitted complaints, for a third time this year, demanding the return of acreage seized by the Ministry of Defence in the late 1990s.
Myanmar's deputy home affairs minister said yesterday that authorities have in recent weeks seized K2.8 billion (US$2.3 million) worth of counterfeit drugs, expired medicines and related production materials.
Police are seeking a suspect in connection with a record amphetamine seizure at a factory in Rakhine State earlier this month.
Farmers are claiming that a government committee tasked with investigating land grabs and resolving disputes has failed in its obligations.
Confusion over the ownership of a huge plot of land seized by the former government for a project that was never completed is ruining the environment, says a local MP.
An MP has hit back against accusations from a government minister that he criticised an educational program without knowing what he was talking about. Education minister U Myo Thein Gyi said Pyithu Hluttaw MP U Aung Hlaing Win had got his facts wrong when he spoke.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s two-week trip abroad ended with a frenzy of speculation and official assurances that the state counsellor’s health was not in serious question after she was reportedly seen arriving at Yangon International Airport in a wheelchair on September 25.