Friday, August 26, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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‘8888 Uprising’ remembered in Yangon

Students, civil servants and ordinary members of the public were among those joining events in Yangon yesterday to mark the 28th anniversary of the nationwide pro-democracy revolt known as the “8888 Uprising”.

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Ministry of Construction sees urgent need for Yangon-Thanlyin bridge replacement

A bridge linking downtown Yangon with Thanlyin township across the Bago River is being tested beyond its limits and “could break at any time” according to an official at the Ministry of Construction, who said the government is planning to build a stronger second bridge as a matter of urgency.

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Dismissals at agricultural machinery factory spark protest

Workers from an agriculture machinery factory at 9 Mile in Yangon Region staged a protest against the Young Investment Group Industry Co Ltd (YIG) yesterday morning, claiming the company had fired nearly all of its employees without cause.

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Thousands remain on the ‘no entry’ blacklist

Over 4300 people, mostly foreigners, were enumerated on the blacklist maintained by the previous government, the Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population revealed yesterday.

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MPs voice need to prioritise drop in crime

Noting that crime has not declined in recent years, members of the Pyithu Hluttaw urged the Union government to take more proactive measures to cut the crime rate yesterday.

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Watchlist enumeration forces teacher to return to exile in the US, even as govt pledges to trim roster

A former 88 Generation student turned English teacher was deported shortly after he arrived at Yangon International Airport yesterday as officials informed him of his status on a government watchlist.

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Two Pakistani tourists deported for holding Sufism talks

Two Pakistani nationals were given a choice yesterday: imprisonment for a year or deportation. The Muslim visitors were charged with an immigration violation after they came to Yangon to allegedly deliver sermons, but were on a tourist visa, according to police.

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Arbitration Council protest shut down for lack of permit

Factory workers marching yesterday in protest of the newly appointed members to the Arbitration Council were stopped by police who said they did not have the necessary permission.

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