Despite objections from military MPs and uncharacteristic dissension from within the ruling party ranks, a bill aimed at protecting citizens’ personal freedoms and security was approved at a Pyithu Hluttaw session on September 20.
The 1973 Myanmar Board of Examination Law enacted under the military regime of General Ne Win should be revoked and replaced with legislation reflecting the country’s changed political landscape, Amyotha Hluttaw parliamentarian U Kyaw Naing (NLD; Yangon 12) told the upper chamber yesterday.
Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint has called on the minister for labour, immigration and population to ensure that ongoing verification of National Registration Cards (NRCs) is being conducted in accordance with the law.
Authorities in Mandalay Region have recorded more than 350 cases of illegal alcohol sales through August of this year, with the annual total headed for a significant drop for the second straight year.
Thailand's biggest oil company is facing a multi-pronged attack from the Myanmar government and unions after firing 18 Myanmar engineering technicians from its offshore installation in Zawtika.
Government officials have been invited to attend a forum on problems faced by disabled people in Myanmar’s education sector. The forum will be held in Nay Pyi Taw in November and will be run by the Myanmar Special Education Association, an organisation which trains special education teachers.