Levels of overseas recruitment service agencies to be released every six months

The levels of the overseas recruitment service agencies adhering to the Codes of Conduct will be released once every six months by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population. There are currently 94 overseas employment service agencies which have signed an agreement for the Code of Conduct. Code Compliance Monitoring Committee (CCMC) to check where […]

E-visa available to tourists, business visitors at three border crossings from today

ELECTRONIC visas for tourists and business visitors will be allowed at the Myanmar-Thailand border crossings in Tachilek, Myawady and Kawthaung as of today according to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population on Tuesday. Further information is available on the website https:// www.evisa.moip.gov.mm. The Ministry began e-visa services for tourists entering the country via Yangon […]

Govt to hold press conferences on its 100-day undertakings

The government will hold press conferences on its 100-day undertakings in Nay Pyi Taw, the Ministry of Information said yesterday. The press conference will begin today with four ministries—the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Border Affairs and Ministry of Electricity and Energy —giving briefings and answering media questions. The schedules are subject to change […]

Govt takes steps to protect undocumented domestic workers abroad

THE Union government will make a list of undocumented Myanmar domestic workers in foreign countries as part of its efforts to extend to those people their legal rights and protection in respective foreign countries, said Daw Khin Nwe Oo, Deputy Director-General of the Labour Department of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population. “Currently, Myanmar […]

Eight overseas employment agencies face legal charges

EIGHT local overseas employment agencies have been charges by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population as they fail to abide by the ministry’s rules. Three agencies have had their operations suspended. A total of 253 overseas employment agencies have been registered in the country. Action is being taken against agencies which have been found […]

Initial Census Results to be Released in August

Myanmar authorities will release in August the initial results of this year’s nationwide census conducted in March-April, U Khin Yi, minister for immigration and population, said. U Khin Yi made the disclosure at a press conference on the 2014 Population and Housing Census Enumeration at Yangon Regional Parliament building. The preliminary results will include the […]

Wary of Official Census, Myanmar’s Ethnic Minorities Count Their Own

YANGON — Before the Myanmar government conducts a major census next year, ethnic minority groups are collecting their own data, saying they are wary of trusting population statistics from government leaders who in the past allegedly inflated the percentage of ethnic majority Myanmarn people in the country. Ethnic Shan and ethnic Mon organizations, representing two […]