The Irrawaddy speaks with union lawyer U Htay and union federation spokesperson Daw Phyo Sandar Soe on workers’ rights and developing Myanmar’s social security system.
The Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar is proposing to raise the minimum wage from US$3.19 to US$4.78, as a recent survey shows that the cost of living has risen.
Police in Kyauktaw, Rakhine State are on the hunt for two men who stole what may be over US$130,000 from a branch of Myanmar Economic Bank.
A new World Bank forecast for East Asia and the Pacific suggests Myanmar will likely see economic growth in the near future despite internal and external risks.
Myanmar’s government has pledged to buy farmers’ paddy rice if the market drops below a certain price; some areas are already reporting prices below the government floor.
A committee in Yangon’s regional parliament has said the government should seek parliament approval for 12 projects that are worth at least US$10 billion.
The two countries have signed a deal to support bilateral trade and investment, setting Singapore up to secure its status as Myanmar’s biggest investor.
On this day in 1968, communist and rebel leader Thakhin Than Tun was betrayed and killed by a comrade after 20 years fighting the Myanmar government.
China is screening pro-Chinese movies along the route of the proposed oil and gas pipelines to Kyaukphyu in Rakhine State.
Business leaders pledged to invest in key industries to calm unstable markets and political unrest, including real estate an tourism, though nothing has been inked yet.
The general manager of Burma Pharmaceutical Industry (BPI) is facing 10 years in prison on corruption charges for allegedly mismanaging state funds.
Though U Soe Thein’s resignation letter is reportedly being sent to Myanmar’s President’s Office, speculation remains as to whether the president will accept it or not.
AYA Bank, one of Myanmar's largest, is suing the companies at the Yangon Region High Court over loans used to purchase buses that have gone unpaid.
If current trends persist, it could become the world’s biggest killer in just a few decades, researchers said on Tuesday.
During Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Myanmar, both countries signed five MOUs and one framework agreement on trade and economic cooperation.