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Govt to resume sending maids to Singapore, three other areas

The Labour Ministry has lifted the ban on domestic help travelling to work in Singapore and three other places, an employment agency association said on Thursday. U Peter Nyunt Maung, president of the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation, said the employment of Myanmar maids in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and Macau would be strictly regulated. […]

Gold mine officials accused of making false claim

The Myanmar Anti-Corruption Commission has charged three directors of gold mine concessionaire National Prosperity Co (NPC) with submitting a false claim accusing civil servants of corruption. NPC managing director U Tun Aung Soe submitted the complaint to the commission requesting an investigation of the alleged illegal extraction of gold and other minerals by civil servants […]

Hluttaw passes amendments to consumer law

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) approved amendments to the Consumer Protection Law at its session on Tuesday. The bill passed by 410 votes for and 156 against. There was some debate among MPs over a provision in the bill requiring the labelling of goods in the Myanmar language that would take effect a […]

Business confidence in Myanmar sinks as scepticism mounts

More European businesses say they have lost confidence in Myanmar due to concerns about the National League for Democracy-led government’s management of the economy compared to the last two years, a new survey shows. According to the latest survey from the European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar (EuroCham) published yesterday, a majority of firms (81 […]

Japan wakes up to exploitation of foreign workers as immigration debate rages

Twenty-seven-year-old War Nu left her village in central Myanmar at the end of last year bound for Japan. She had borrowed nearly $3,000 to pay an agent for a job in the garments industry here, lured not only by the offer of much higher wages but also by the chance to learn new skills in […]

Asean awaits – nervously – a new Myanmar

After a successful election early last month, which handed down a landslide victory to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League of Democracy, there is a growing sense of anxiety within Asean about what kind of a new Myanmar is emerging. Asean leaders understand too well the grouping’s most famous nemesis, Suu Kyi, is going […]

Intellectual Property Group to Be Formed Ahead of Expected Law

YANGON — The Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) will launch a Myanmar Intellectual Property Association ahead of the expected passage of an Intellectual Property Law by Myanmara’s Parliament, according to a UMFCCI official. Aye Lwin, joint secretary general of the UMFCCI, said at a seminar on intellectual property (IP) […]