Sunday, August 28, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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U Gambira released, cleared of charges

Former monk and Saffron Revolution leader U Gambira was released from Insein Prison in Yangon on July 1, after charges related to a 2012 trespassing incident were dropped, according to the Bahan Township Court.

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Garment factory with runaway owner auctioned at K56 million

A garment factory in Hlaing Tharyar, whose Taiwanese owner fled the country without paying his workers, was sold in auction for K56.7 million on June 29.

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Union government takes control of Shwedagon Pagoda board of trustees

Religious Affairs Minister Thura U Aung Ko has already announced changes to the board of trustees at the famed Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda in Mon State and has now turned his attention to the most famous site of all: Shwedagon Pagoda.

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U Gambira hit with extra charges over 2012 incident

Ahead of his slated July 1 release date, former monk and Saffron Revolution leader U Gambira will face criminal hearings in two Yangon townships.

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