Would-be migrant workers can now access information about overseas opportunities and the kinds of jobs available from labour centres newly opened throughout the country, Upper House MPs have heard. Deputy foreign minister U Kyaw Tint told Amyotha Hluttaw on December 12 that 78 labour exchange offices have opened.
Land now occupied by diplomats accredited to the nation’s capital was once owned by farmers, many of whom are demanding compensation for property seized during military rule. The Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee is putting together teams of government officials to help resolve confusion over who owned what, and how much they should be paid for it, according to committee representative U Min Thu.
Minister for Health and Sport Dr Myint Htwe told the Amyotha Hluttaw yesterday that his ministry will assist in the fight against illicit drug use by approaching the issue as a public health problem.
Myanmar will get a new national environmental policy in early 2017, say officials from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. The retooled version will update the 22-year-old policy currently in place.
The third and final round of drug policy consultations between the government, civil society and the United Nations concluded this week in Nay Pyi Taw, laying the foundation for a new policy and related legal reforms in 2017.
An intervention by the Speaker of parliament’s lower house could have the effect of shutting down a debate on possible fraud in the granting of agricultural loans, some MPs say. Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint told MPs on December 6 to include specific details of alleged fraud in their statements, and not to confine themselves to generalities.
The chief of Malaysia’s armed forces yesterday met with Myanmar’s president and commander-in-chief in an effort to repair fraught relations between the two ASEAN members following recent diplomatic sparring over violence in Rakhine State.
The formerly prominent Paung Laung Magazine is set to be published once again following a seven year hiatus, the Pyinmana Writers’ Association has announced.