Travel Association Calls for ‘ASEAN Plus Three’ Visa Exemption Deal

RANGOON — The Federation of ASEAN Travel Associations (FATA) has called on ASEAN countries to waive entry visa requirements for travelers among the 10 nations, as well as from China, Japan and South Korea, in order to boost the regional tourism industry, FATA’s president told The Irrawaddy this week. “More Chinese, Korean and Japanese tourists […]

Striking Myanmar factory workers seek to double overtime pay

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — About 4,000 workers are striking at clothing factories outside Yangon, demanding that their overtime pay of 17 cents an hour be doubled. The workers at plants in two industrial zones vow to camp outside their factories unless employers meet their demand, claiming they cannot live on pay amounting to 80,000 kyats […]