Monday, September 26, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Journalist honoured, calls for reorganisation of MNHRC in wake of child maids revelation

While receiving two awards for his reporting this weekend, journalist Ko Swe Win called for an overhaul of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission as soon as possible.

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Sakura garment factory strike ends with negotiations

The strike at Sakura garment factory is finally over, two months after it began. The truce required the intervention of lawmakers to negotiate a reduction of daily production targets.

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Ministers get tough on ‘erring’ monks

A drive to “cleanse” Yangon Region’s Buddhist clergy will receive high-level official support, government officials have assured senior clerics.

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MP tables urgent proposal for action against MNHRC

The lower house yesterday accepted an urgent proposal to take disciplinary action against members of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission. The proposal follows public outcry over the commission’s resolution of a case involving the long-term physical and psychological abuse of teenage maids in Yangon.

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Union reports series of labour abuses at Thai oil company

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.

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Police to file charges after revelations of girls’ abuse, payout spark outcry

Swift backlash against a compensation scheme brokered by the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission in the case of three girls tortured for years as housemaids in Yangon’s Kyauktada township has prompted police to pursue legal action against the accused.

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Majority hold out as Sakura garment dispute drags on

Nearly half of the 316 striking Sakura garment factory workers have returned to work, while the remainder are still holding out to see a reduction of the daily production target that was the primary cause of the work stoppage.

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Saffron monk calls for poverty ‘master plan’ at revolution’s anniversary

A leader of the Saffron Revolution yesterday called for a “master plan” to eradicate poverty in Myanmar, at an event marking the ninth anniversary of the popular uprising, which was sparked by deteriorating economic conditions in the country.

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Prayers of peace offered for war-weary Myanmar

Amid ongoing conflict and in the wake of the 21st-century Panglong Conference earlier this month, religious leaders joined members of civil society yesterday at a Yangon gathering to offer their prayers for peace.

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YMCA to launch free counselling service

The Young Men’s Christian Association has launched a counselling centre in Yangon where people can receive counselling and mental health services free of charge.

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