Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Six factory workers demand inspection of public-private contract

Six factory workers from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation’s Agricultural Machinery Factory are demanding an investigation into the ministry’s contract with a private company, which they say guarantees them a job with the private company for 30 years.

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Nationalist protester trial under way

The prosecution of seven nationalist protesters began on August 16 and continued yesterday in Yangon’s Kamaryut Township Court.

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Govt crackdown prompts calls for reform as drug addicts suffer

Several young men were standing near the entrance of Thingan­gyun Hospital in central Yangon on a recent July morning, waiting impatiently for a fellow drug addict to exit the facility.

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FREDA to plant 50,000 trees in Yangon Region

Supermarket shoppers may get to play a part in the greening of Yangon. City Mart has entered an agreement with the Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association (FREDA) to plant 50,000 trees in Yangon over the next year.

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Machine factory fires back at protesters

A Machine factory at 9 Mile in Yangon is accusing protesters of defamation, claiming many of the demonstrators that had gathered over the weekend do not even work at the company.

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YESC targets 1400 megawatts for Yangon

Yangon's electricity supplier is hoping to increase power distribution in the blackout-plagued commercial capital to 1400 megawatts by next year.

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Mixed results for Yangon’s 100-day plan

What has the Yangon Region government achieved in its 100-day initiative? There are three major areas in which its accomplishments can be measured against its promises: tackling the squatter problem, reining in high-rise buildings and abolishing Ma Ba Tha.

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1949 Registration Act employed to detain overnight visitors

Sixteen people, including a number of Muslims studying the Koran, were detained in Thingangyun township, Yangon Region, after complaints to the police by local nationalists. The police were acting under a “midnight inspections” law now under review in parliament because of its use by the former military regime to suppress dissent.

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Labour officials to sue factory for compensation

Their patience has been tried, and now they have been pushed to sue. The 85 workers from the recently shuttered Hla Won Htet Tha garment factory say the owners once again failed to meet the agreed-upon deadline for compensation.

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Non-formal education extended to middle schoolers

Over 250 children have started a non-formal middle school education pilot program this month.

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