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.
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.
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.
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.
The Central Arbitration Council altered a ruling from the Yangon Regional Arbitration Council on September 14, upholding a requirement that the Sakura garment factory in Hlaing Tharyar township’s No 3 industrial zone rehire all 316 striking workers but reversing the stipulation that the owner pay them for the month-and-a-half they spent protesting.
More than two months after the manufacturing operation’s closure, the South Korean owner of Hla Won Htet Tha garment factory has finally paid his 85 former employees in full, according to the Hlaing Tharyar township Labour Relations Department.
A Rakhine State lawmaker forged ahead yesterday with an effort to continue stoking controversy over the recent formation of an advisory commission for the state chaired by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan.
Photojournalist Myat Thu Kyaw has filed a lawsuit, claiming he was verbally and physically assaulted while covering a demonstration led by nationalists in Yangon Region’s Bahan township on September 11.