Tent-dwellers along the Yangon-Mandalay Highway have been granted a reprieve, apparently to avoid making them homeless in the rain, officials say. The bulldozers have been put on hold until further notice, though no eviction date has been set.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s two-week trip abroad ended with a frenzy of speculation and official assurances that the state counsellor’s health was not in serious question after she was reportedly seen arriving at Yangon International Airport in a wheelchair on September 25.
While receiving two awards for his reporting this weekend, journalist Ko Swe Win called for an overhaul of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission as soon as possible.
The strike at Sakura garment factory is finally over, two months after it began. The truce required the intervention of lawmakers to negotiate a reduction of daily production targets.
The lower house yesterday accepted an urgent proposal to take disciplinary action against members of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission. The proposal follows public outcry over the commission’s resolution of a case involving the long-term physical and psychological abuse of teenage maids in Yangon.
Thailand's biggest oil company is facing a multi-pronged attack from the Myanmar government and unions after firing 18 Myanmar engineering technicians from its offshore installation in Zawtika.
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.