The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Safe employment project for women launched

A project focusing on creating safe working environment and job opportunities for female migrant workers, as well as protecting women workers, has been launched in Yangon.

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Factory workers demand 10 days off at Thingyan

More than 1000 workers at the Ever Sunny Foods (ESI) factory in Yangon Region’s Hlaing Tharyar township went on strike yesterday to protest the management’s decision to cut the Myanmar New Year holidays from 10 to five days and to demand for labour rights which they claim to be deprived of.

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U Ko Ni’s assassination case in court on Friday

The high-profile killing of National League for Democracy (NLD) legal advisor U Ko Ni will be heard on March 24 at the Yangon Northern District Court.

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Nursing students happy with govt’s deal

The Nursing University Student’s Union (NUSU) got most of what they had demanded from the government after negotiating with the Ministry of Health and Sports last week.

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Bid for Pone Taung-Pone Nyar heritage listing

The Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library is keen on getting World Heritage listing for the Pone Taung-Pone Nyar region, where fossils of the earliest primates have been discovered.

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NUSU holds protest over unlicensed nurses ban

Some 500 student nurses marched on the streets of Yangon yesterday in protest over the Ministry of Health and Sports’ directive to bar nurses who do not complete the required three years’ service in government hospitals from working at private hospitals.

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‘Moe Pyar’ case proceedings delayed

The prosecution of ‘Moe Pyar’ doctrine founder U Nyana and his followers will be delayed as the authorities have yet to obtain court warrants to proceed, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture (MORAC) U Myint Oo told The Myanmar Times on March 13.

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Factory workers demand 10-day leave for water festival

About 500 workers at Running Tex, a Chinese-owned garment factory in Ngwe Pin Lae industrial zone in Hlaing Tharyar township, Yangon Region, launched a strike on March 15 to demand 10 days’ leave during the Thingyan (Water Festival) ushering in the Myanmar New Year.

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Taikkyi earthquake aftermath

The earthquake that shook Yangon on Monday night injured 26 people and damaged a school, two bridges, six houses and 29 religious buildings, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Resettlement.

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K30b from reserved fund for Yangon’s power needs

President U Htin Kyaw has asked the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to approve the allotment of K30 billion from the reserve fund of the 2016 Union budget for the purchase of generators to meet the increasing electricity needs in Yangon Region.

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