Yangon City Development Committee was thrown into chaos yesterday after the newly appointed mayor announced plans to reorganise the local administration’s hierarchy and curb the term of four serving members.
The United States is expected to announce today an extension of its economic and military sanctions against Myanmar, with some revisions, in line with recommendations by the new civilian-led government, according to Western diplomats in Yangon and reports from Washington.
A steel factory accused of persistently violating its workers’ rights has rejected an order to compensate three dismissed workers. Yar Shin steelworks, in Hmawbi township, Yangon, has asked the central arbitration council to take up the matter after refusing to pay the compensation ordered by the regional arbitration council.
Yangon residents are producing more rubbish and there are fewer places to put it, officials warn. According to a two-year survey carried out by the municipality, lifestyle changes are responsible for some of the increase, which has been exacerbated by a rise in population.
Students of the Yangon School of Political Science say the authorities have rejected their application for an interfaith march in downtown Yangon, but announced the planned walk will take place along a different route instead.