As controversy continues to swirl around allegations that the Myanmar government was condoning the “legal trafficking” of migrant workers to overseas jobs, it has emerged that more than 100 employment agencies have signed up to a new code of conduct.
A bus driver is facing criminal charges after being involved in a series of deadly collisions in the early hours of August 17. Ko Wai Lin Maung, 37, who lives in Kayan township, Yangon Region, was driving his Fuso passenger bus toward Yangon along Thanlyin Thone Kwa Road near Phayar Gone village when he lost control at speed, colliding with a Hyundai bus ahead of him.
Six factory workers from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation’s Agricultural Machinery Factory are demanding an investigation into the ministry’s contract with a private company, which they say guarantees them a job with the private company for 30 years.
Several young men were standing near the entrance of Thingangyun Hospital in central Yangon on a recent July morning, waiting impatiently for a fellow drug addict to exit the facility.
Supermarket shoppers may get to play a part in the greening of Yangon. City Mart has entered an agreement with the Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association (FREDA) to plant 50,000 trees in Yangon over the next year.
What has the Yangon Region government achieved in its 100-day initiative? There are three major areas in which its accomplishments can be measured against its promises: tackling the squatter problem, reining in high-rise buildings and abolishing Ma Ba Tha.
Sixteen people, including a number of Muslims studying the Koran, were detained in Thingangyun township, Yangon Region, after complaints to the police by local nationalists. The police were acting under a “midnight inspections” law now under review in parliament because of its use by the former military regime to suppress dissent.