Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Labour reps want new council members

Labour representatives on a key employment disputes resolution body should be elected by workers themselves, Mandalay union representatives are insisting. They are protesting against a decision to reselect members of the local Arbitration Council who, they say, were not properly elected.

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China promises to shore up border as foreign minister’s trip ends

Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has ended her five-day trip to China, returning to Yangon yesterday.

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USDP looks to rebound from 2015 election drubbing

Humbled at the ballot box more than nine months ago, the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party convenes its convention today with senior members promising both big changes and more of the same as the party eyes a 2020 comeback.

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Govt mulls rejection of US$300 million loan from China

Thanks but no thanks, the Myanmar government may be preparing to say to a major Chinese lender.

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Religious leaders pray for children ahead of meet-up

A multi-faith gathering calling for prayers for peace and social order for the sake of children was held yesterday, in advance of the 21st-century Panglong Conference, at Chatrium Hotel in Yangon.

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MOEAF members sign code of conduct

As controversy continues to swirl around allegations that the Myanmar government was condoning the “legal trafficking” of migrant workers to overseas jobs, it has emerged that more than 100 employment agencies have signed up to a new code of conduct.

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Kayah political parties boycott Panglong Conference

Kayah State-based political parties have rejected an invitation to next week’s 21st-century Panglong Conference, expressing dissatisfaction at the meagre representational quota they have been granted as unsuccessful contestants in last year’s election.

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Calls for action after brutal acid attack

Women's rights groups are demanding action at the highest levels after a recent acid attack in Mon State. A 23-year old woman, who has not been named, was attacked by her ex-boyfriend with a corrosive substance on May 22.

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Hunger strike for marchers proves just a rumour

Rumours that activist Ko Aung Hmaing San will stage a hunger strike aimed at the release of Sagaing Region wood factory worker protesters are not true.

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Ministry calls for police budget boost

The Myanmar Police Force needs to expand, says the Ministry of Home Affairs, as the current police-to-public ratio falls well below international norms.

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