Monday, July 25, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Nearly 14 road deaths daily in first half of 2016

Road-related deaths are up, with an average of 13.9 people killed each day in the first six months of the year, according to Lieutenant General Kyaw Swe, minister for home affairs.

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After being pulled from Yangon screening, ‘Twilight over Burma’ banned at Thai film festival

A Film censored in Myanmar at a human rights festival last month has now been banned in Thailand, apparently for similar reasons. Twilight over Burma, the story of the wife of Hsipaw saopha (prince) Sao Kya Seng, was one of four films to be abruptly pulled from the Thailand International Film Destination Festival.

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Nationalists protest against Yangon chief minister

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein was greeted at the airport by a mix of supporters and nationalist protesters yesterday as he returned from a controversial trip to Singapore.

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Govt to inspect land-use permits granted to Hlegu villagers

Parliament has instructed the Yangon government to inspect land-use permits disputed by farmers in Hlegu township.

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Environment, taxes and resettlement on CSO peace forum agenda

Resettlement and tax-sharing will top the agenda of the civil society groups’ forum that will be held in tandem with the 21st-century Panglong Conference.

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Enforcement of fishing ban? It’s complicated

To avoid depleting the stock, fishing has been banned from May to August, when fish are in their juvenile stages, according to fisheries officials. However, enforcing the prohibition is proving complicated, said U Tin Win Myint, director of Yangon Region’s Fisheries Department.

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Premier Coffee factory sued for unpaid overtime fees

The labour ministry has sued Premier Coffee factory, claiming the company failed to pay 300 workers their overtime fees, labour officials told The Myanmar Times.

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Garment factory workers finally get their due

Abandoned garment workers of the defunct Unipolar factory got their money yesterday, thanks to the Ministry of Labour and white-knight businessperson U Myint Than.

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Activists urge transparency in Kachin death investigation

Kachin activists protested in Yangon’s Tarmwe township yesterday, urging government officials to make details public surrounding the death of university student Maung Gum Seng Aung who was gunned down by a soldier in Kachin State’s Myitkyina township last month.

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Isolated and lacking labour rights, housemaids toil in silence

Thousands of girls from poor families across Myanmar work as maids for wealthier households, and often face gruelling working hours and abuse.

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