Draft foreigner laws worry experts, expats

Two draft laws concerning foreigners are sending shockwaves through the expat community and could undermine the government’s stated priorities in attracting responsible foreign investment and promoting a human rights agenda, lawyers and business experts say. Both the draft Law Concerning Foreigners and the Foreign Worker Law are pegged as priorities for the next Pyidaungsu Hluttaw […]

Police told not to charge for clearance letters

Police have been ordered to provide criminal clearance letters free of charge, after a forgery ring was uncovered earlier this month in Yangon. The recommendations, which are mostly needed for job applications, are supposed to be given free of charge but officers often expect “tea money” in exchange for the letter. This widely understood practice […]