After only eight days of canvassing, more than 70 signs posted by Mandalay City Development Committee candidates have been torn down. The vandalism appears to be increasing day by day, an election committee member who spoke on condition of anonymity said on September 14.
A National League for Democracy official from Pyin Oo Lwin could face legal action after comments he made online regarding two local women caused significant offence and a minor scandal.
Rowdy early campaigning for seats on Mandalay City Development Committee has some residents of Myanmar’s second city longing for a more disciplined democratic exercise.
The industry minister is to step into a long-running dispute involving Panda Textile Factory, whose workers say management has broken an agreement on pay and labour conditions. The management has denied the accusation.
Magwe labour officials are inspecting three state-owned factories for poor performance and plan to submit a report to the region hluttaw when it reopens. The Hluttaw’s Labour, Immigration and Population Committee is focusing on how workers’ rights can be improved on the state-run production lines, committee chair U Thet Khaing told The Myanmar Times.