Industry associations that do not formally register with the government would have no voice in election.
Ethnic groups under the umbrella of the United Nationalities Alliance (UNA) launched their third annual conference in Yangon yesterday with the aim of focusing on the peace process and agreeing on a future political dialogue with the government.
More than 100 people attended the funeral of former ruling party strongman U Aung Thaung, one of the country’s most controversial political figures, at Yangon’s Yayway cemetery yesterday, with opposition figures among those paying their respects.
After a four-week delay and a leaked ranking controversy, the US released its 2015 Trafficking in Persons report last night, keeping Myanmar positioned one notch above the worst offenders.
After initial rejection and amid some continued reluctance, most employers are now ready to accept the K3600 a day minimum wage, provided a few conditions are met, the Ministry of Labour said.
Ethnic political parties are showing little interest in the post of vice president in the next government although – or perhaps because – it has been set aside for an ethnic politician, political analysts are saying.