Friday, January 20, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Protest seeks K5600 minimum wage

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.

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PACE to independently verify voter list

Members of the polling watchdog People’s Alliance for Credible Elections announced yesterday that they will conduct an independent verification of the voter lists prior to the 2017 by-election.

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NLD researcher formally charged with defamation over Facebook critique

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.

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Child in Yangon tested for suspected Zika

Test results are expected today or tomorrow on a suspected Zika virus case, according to the Department of Public Health.

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Security boosted at Shwedagon amid pagoda trustees shake-up

Security has been boosted at Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda, with the Ministry of Religious Affairs saying extra precautions are being taken to prevent terrorist attacks.

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In Myanmar, ‘right to know’ legislation left lagging

Access to information remains a key issue in Myanmar, media figures say, despite the developments in the sector over the past few years.

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Motorcycles still banned on Yangon outskirts: deputy minister

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.

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Yangon govt to offer low-cost housing to ‘real’ squatters

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.

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Street vendors to be banned on Yangon’s busiest roads

Yangon's 11 busiest roads will soon be free of street vendors, an official from Yangon City Development Committee’s Department of Administration told The Myanmar Times yesterday.

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Settlement, apology ends strike at slipper factory

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.

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