More than 2000 factory workers staged a protest this weekend in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar township, demanding that the government increase the daily minimum wage in light of rising costs of living and inflation.
National League for Democracy member U Myo Yan Naung Thein was formally arraigned on a Telecommunications Law defamation charge at the Kamaryut Township Court yesterday, having twice previously been remanded into custody without official prosecutorial proceedings commencing.
A proposal to allow motorcycles on the commercial capital’s outskirts has been knocked out of the running by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, a deputy minister told the Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday.
The Yangon Region government is in the process of arranging low-cost housing for “real squatters” in the commercial capital, Yangon’s security and border affairs minister told the regional legislature yesterday.
Some 600 disgruntled workers at the Myanmar DYC slipper factory in Mingaladon township ended their strike yesterday, after labour officials mediated a settlement and a Korean supervisor of the operation apologised for allegedly abusive conduct, according to the workers and a factory official.