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80 Employment Agencies snub Labour Export Code

Some 80 local employment agencies have yet to sign the Myanmar Oversea Employment Agencies Federation (MOEAF) code of conduct that defines their responsibilities toward the workers they send abroad, amid accusations of human trafficking.
Date: 26 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

New Basic Wage may take effect in April

The National Minimum Wage Council has sought the approval of the president for the new minimum wage of K4800 (US$3.60) per day to be enforced starting in April, a member of the committee told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 19 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Caution urged on Labour Disputes

Problems between employers and employees at factories in Yangon Region have to be handled prudently, and employers should not demand that the government crack down on labour protests, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said Wednesday.
Date: 09 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Government sets New Daily Minimum Wage at K4800

The National Committee for the Minimum Wage on Monday set the country’s daily minimum wage at K4800 (US$ 3.60) or K600 per hour for an eight-hour day despite objections from both labour and employers.
Date: 06 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Coca-Cola compensates Retrenched Workers

Coca-Cola Pinya Beverages Myanmar Ltd (CCPBM) and its sacked transportation workers have reached a settlement to resolve their dispute, one of the workers told The Myanmar Times on Sunday.
Date: 19 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Striking Garment Workers return to work after Deal

Nearly 200 garment factory workers on Wednesday returned to work after the management agreed to fulfill some of their demands, worker leaders and factory executives told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 16 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Handbook for employing PWD inviting Comments

The deadline for comments on the draft handbook for employers on employing People With Disabilities (PWD), a joint initiative between Yangon-based Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) and the Association for Aid and Relief - Japan (AAR Japan), is February 9. The draft is available on MCRB’s website in English and Myanmar. Once final ...
Date: 01 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

National Wage Panel approves K4800 Minimum Wage

The National Committee for Minimum Wage on Tuesday decided to set the basic daily salary of workers at K4800 or K600 per hour. According to the announcement, any suggestions or objections to the stipulated rate can be forwarded to relevant state and regional committees dealing with the issue. The national committee will set the final figu ...
Date: 03 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

33 Thai Employment Agencies banned

The Labour Department has blacklisted 33 Thai employment agencies and nine persons for failing to cooperate with the Myanmar government in protecting workers they sent to the kingdom, a senior official told The Myanmar Times on Monday.
Date: 28 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Dilemma on Minimum Wages could lead to Better Productivity

Concern is rising among employers over demands that the minimum wage be raised to K4,800- K6,600 ($4-$5.20) per day from K3,600 per day currently. That’s a potential increase in wages of more than 80 percent, a move which, if implemented, could put many companies out of business.
Date: 31 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Labour Ministry wants Minimum Wage between K4000 and K4800

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population proposes the new daily minimum wage to be set between K4000 and K4800 for workers nationwide, Union Minister U Thein Swe said on Monday.
Date: 04 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Overview of New Myanmar Labour Law Guide

Legislations and rules related to labour and employment in Myanmar have been brought under one single framework by a United Nations agency, summarising major issues ranging from minimum wage, public holidays, medical leave to child employment.
Date: 02 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Yangon Panel favours Minimum Wage of K4400-K6400

Yangon Region’s minimum wage committee will propose a range of K4400 to K6400 a day to the national minimum wage panel in the first week of October, according to a regional committee member.
Date: 27 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Sit-in Protesters sued under Section 505(b)

Five laymen and eight monks, who led a sit-in protest camp in Mandalay, have been charged under Section 505 of the Penal Code for conducing public mischief, Mandalay Region authorities said.
Date: 07 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Workers seek Minimum Wage Hike amid delay in Government Review

Workers in the country are seeking an increase in the minimum wage amid a rise in the prices of basic commodities and services as the government review of the current wage faces delays.
Date: 03 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Thai Employers force Illegal Workers to pay Brokers for IDs

Illegal migrants in Thailand are compelled by their employers to shoulder the broker’s fee of up to 10,000 baht (K407,311) in applying for a Certificate of Identity (CI) as well as work and visa permits, Myanmar migrants rights groups in Thailand said.
Date: 31 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Govt to punish Agencies sending Workers abroad Illegally

The government will revoke the licences of labour recruitment agencies that are sending domestic workers illegally for employment abroad, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe warned on Monday.
Date: 27 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Myanmar Workers with Pink Cards told to get ‘Ticket of Leave’

Myanmar workers holding temporary work permits are being advised to seek approval from labour authorities before leaving their designated areas for nationality verification.
Date: 12 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Ban lifted on going to Malaysia for Work

Myanmar has lifted a six-month ban on sending workers to Malaysia, a senior labour official said, as the country struggles with influx of tens of thousands of returning migrants from neighbouring Thailand.
Date: 05 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Myanmar Disabled to get more Jobs, Protection Law soon

Disabled people can look forward to more job openings and other opportunities, Dr Win Myat Aye, minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, said.
Date: 15 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times


CCCS clears Proposed Merger between Essilor and Luxottica

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has issued a clearance decision on the proposed merger between Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique) S.A (“Essilor”) and Luxottica Group, S.p.A. (“Luxottica”) (collectively “Parties”). CCCS has concluded that the merger, if carried into effect, will not infringe the section 54 prohibition of the Competition Act (Cap. 50B).

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House and Senate successfully hold “Sports Dual Meet 2018”

The House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday successfully held their second congressional sports invitational tournament dubbed “Sports Dual Meet 2018” at the House Sports Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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President Joko Widodo to attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Jakarta Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will attend the the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore on April 27-28, 2018.

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Police probes Facebook over Data Privacy Violation

Jakarta, Apr 19 (ANTARA News) - The National Police is currently investigating third-party applications on Facebook that have allegedly violated the data privacy of users, an official stated here on Thursday.

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Lawyer claims Trial to CBT of more than RM100,000

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving more than RM100,000.

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IRBM confirms having issued Letters to International Schools

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today confirmed that it had recently issued letters to the management of several international schools, here.

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet has officially confirmed the appointment of the new Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry.

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

The Presidential Office announced on Tuesday that 8541 prisoners, including 51 foreigners, were released from prisons across the country.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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