Friday, September 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Lawmakers call for stronger protection of overseas workers

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.

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Basic edu teacher promotions, salaries to be upgraded

Experienced teachers are in line for a pay raise.

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Magwe farmers demand return of land seized in the 1990s

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.

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Sting nets over $2 million in bogus pharmaceuticals

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.

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Police announce wanted suspect in record drugs haul

Police are seeking a suspect in connection with a record amphetamine seizure at a factory in Rakhine State earlier this month.

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Committee for solving land disputes accused of conflict of interest

Farmers are claiming that a government committee tasked with investigating land grabs and resolving disputes has failed in its obligations.

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Suspended development project causing headache and environmental degradation, MP says

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.

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Parliament approves Ministry of Education’s ADB loan

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.

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Parents to be surveyed on education system

In the hopes of boosting parental involvement in their child’s education, teachers are conducting a survey.

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Officials downplay state counsellor health scare

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.

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