Relatives and cronies of ministers under the former military regime owe the government tens of billions of kyat, parliament has been told.
Big-name clothing brands sourcing from Myanmar have waded into the minimum wage debate, urging its implementation even as their own suppliers dispute the proposed salary and request an exemption from the law.
A parliamentary committee has called for customers of prostitutes to face imprisonment under amendments to the 1949 Suppression of Prostitution Act – but not to be caned, as originally proposed by the government.
Failure to finalise a nationwide ceasefire accord within the next six weeks risks setting back the entire peace process until the next government takes office and begins again, the president’s chief negotiator warned armed ethnic leaders yesterday.
Myanmar government sends delegation to begin vetting more than 660,000 migrants for eligibility for passports.
In an effort to make an example and curtail rampant illegal logging, the Myitkyina District Court metted out the maximum sentence of life imprisonment to over 150 Chinese loggers who were arrested in January along with a major haul of illegal timber and drugs.
The Tatmadaw has banned campaigning in military compounds, drawing protests from political parties who say the restrictions would favour the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party, and prejudice a free and fair election.