Malaysia – Visa fee increase waived for thousands of Myanmar workers

More than 2,400 Myanmar workers who are in the middle of processing their visas will get their visa fees waived due to an ongoing dispute between Myanmar and Malaysia over the visa fee. These 2,400 workers will have their applications processed under a previous payment schedule which had less expensive fees, according to the Myanmar […]

South Korea urged government to end labour protests

When Yangon labourers from five foreign-owned factories reeled out the picket lines and demanded a meagre pay boost at the end of January, their calls were initially dismissed. Two weeks later, however, the government shifted into overdrive to quell the demonstrations at the behest of the South Korean embassy, The Myanmar Times has learned. After […]

Myanmar Onshore tender winners announced

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert of Tender and EOI as it happens. The Ministry of Energy announced the winning bidders of a tender for 18 onshore oil and gas blocks at a press event in Nay Pyi Taw on October 10. Winners included British Virgin Island-registered MPRL E&P, owned by […]