Parliment has revised a colonial-era law that capped child support payments at just K100. Now, husbands sued for alimony will be on the hook for monthly payments of K50,000 per child and can be ordered to financially support their ex-wives as well.
After nine months without medical care, the posting of a single doctor to a “leprosy village” in Yangon is only a small consolation for its nearly 200 residents.
Thousands of families evicted from military-owned land have been promised new plots in exchange for the 560 acres they were allegedly squatting on. The minister for security and border affairs in Yangon said the government has a compensation plan, but was light on the exact details.
A row has flared between Yangon bus owners and the regional transport authority over access to compressed natural gas. Ma Hta Tha, the Yangon Region Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles, says it is inviting buses to sign up to receive more CNG, but some owners say they have been kept in the dark.
Built 120 years ago, the Government Technical Institute in Insein township, Yangon Region, is about to reopen – but with inadequate facilities, say officials and former students. Insein GTI social welfare association secretary Daw Thuzar Lin says the buildings are in need of repair and lab facilities are inadequate.
It's time to set lawyers free and establish the rule of law in Myanmar, a newly formed organisation of lawyers says. The Independent Lawyers’ Association of Myanmar wants to end government control over the legal profession as a first step toward rooting out the corruption and subservience many associate with the profession.