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Workplace Dialogue Key to prevent Disputes

Workplace dialogue is essential to prevent disputes and promote industrial relations, experts said at a recent seminar, which will improve a company’s productivity.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Cabinet OKs sending Caregivers to Japan

The cabinet’s Education, Health and Human Resources Development Committee has allowed the employment agencies to send caregivers to Japan for its elderly, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said.
Date: 17 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Bill Committee rejects Prison Time for Employers who break Labour Law

The bill committee of the Pyithu Hluttaw (lower house) has submitted a draft Labour Dispute Law to parliament that excludes a provision for imprisonment of employers who break the law.
Date: 29 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

ILO clarifies on Disability Hiring, Minimum Wage and Holidays

Myanmar’s minimum wage, which is revised once every two years, applies to all regions and states of the country and all sectors and businesses, except small and family-run businesses with fewer than 10 employees. In theory, management bodies of Special Economic Zones can also table a different rate for the National Committee for Minimum Wage ...
Date: 21 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Garment Workers fired for not signing Employment Contract

Ninety-seven garment workers in Mandalay Region were sacked by their employers for refusing to sign a government contract, which they deemed as disadvantageous to the employees, a union leader said Sunday.
Date: 06 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Labour Law may add Prison Term for Employer Violations

The Settlement of Labour Disputes Law will likely be amended to add prison penalties in the next parliament session, said an official of the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) Bill Committee on Monday.
Date: 18 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Workers to take Employer to Court

The employees of a tissue factory in Pyigyitagun township, Mandalay Region, will take their employer to court over what they say are violations of their employment contract.
Date: 17 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Workers seek Creation of Labour Courts Nationwide

The Myanmar Industries Craft & Services Trade Unions Federation has demanded the establishment of labour courts in the country to facilitate and hasten resolution of labour disputes.
Date: 29 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Some Workers at Thai Factory agree to Compensation

Half of the nearly 300 Myanmar workers who were sacked by a fishing net factory in Thailand have agreed to a promise by their employer to pay them 13 days of unpaid wages.
Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Labour Group decries Country’s Record on Unions, Worker Rights

Myanmar is among 24 countries that have very bad records on supporting labour unions and the right of workers to form unions, officials of the Confederation of Trade Union Myanmar said.
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Thai Government pledges 700 Jobs for Unemployed Myanmar

Thailand’s Labour Department and Myanmar embassy officials will provide employment for about 700 Myanmar workers who lost their jobs after the factory that employed them was forced to shut down for environmental reasons.
Date: 08 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Workers to raise Myanmar Labour Laws at ILO Meeting

The Confederation of Trade Union Myanmar (CTUM) will study the experiences of worker organisations in other countries to strengthen labour laws and increase protection for Myanmar’s workers at the International Labour Conference, which started Monday.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Workers call for Passage of New Occupational Safety Law

Workers and labour advocacy groups are calling for the immediate passage of the new Occupational Safety and Health Law, which has been under discussion in parliament committee for over six years now.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

House okays Higher Pension for Veterans

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously approved on third and final reading a measure seeking to increase the monthly pension of senior veterans.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Ministry of Construction says it punished 99 Employees in Two Years

In the two years of the government’s term, 99 employees of the Ministry of Construction were punished, Deputy Minister U Kyaw Lin said at a press conference on the performance of the government on Tuesday.
Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Government makes it Official: Basic wage is K4800

Government ratified on Monday the new daily minimum wage K4800 (US$3.60) or K600 per hour for an eight-hour day after a nearly four-month delay since the National Tripartite Committee made the recommendation in January. U Nyunt Win, spokesman of the  Labour, Immigration and Population Ministry, said the new minimum wage took effect on Mon ...
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Activists, Experts see No Improvement in Labour Rights

Labour activists on Thursday criticised Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s government for its failure to improve labour rights in the country two years after it gained power.
Date: 11 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Government drafting Policy on exporting Maids

The Myanmar Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population is currently drafting a policy regarding sending Myanmar workers abroad, Minister U Thein Swe told The Myanmar Times on International Labour Day on Tuesday.
Date: 04 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Government to cooperate with ILO on Work Safety, Health for Young

The government, along with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other partner organisations, will focus on programmes that will ensure the safety and health of the country’s young workers, who are considered more vulnerable than adult workers to occupational injuries.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Draft Health and Occupational Safety Law submitted to Hluttaw

The draft of the Health and Occupational Safety Law written by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has been submitted to the Hluttaw, said Minister U Thein Swe.
Date: 27 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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Duterte will ‘definitely’ Order Oil Excise Tax Suspension

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Monday confirmed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will soon order the temporary suspension of the second tranche of excise tax on fuel, but has yet to decide whether it will heed a senator's suggestion to suspend it "now or sooner."

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Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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IMF-WB - Indonesia to use OECD Recommendations to set up Policies

Nusa Dua, Bali, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will use a recommendation on tourism development from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation Development) as one of the references in setting up policies.

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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Parliament building declared Smoke-Free Zone

PUTRAJAYA Oct 15 - Smoking-designated corners inside the Parliament building have been declared as smoke-free zones, effective today, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

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Launch of Professional Mobility Framework, Social and Sustainability Bond Standards

The ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) met in Singapore and launched two key initiatives to drive a more connected and sustainable ASEAN capital market. These initiatives complement the measures introduced by the ACMF on collective investment schemes, corporate governance, disclosure standards and capacity building.

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IPOS Assistant Chief Executive speaks at INTA Asia-Pacific Conference

Assistant Chief Executive Mr Ng Kok Wan spoke at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Asia-Pacific Conference 2018, which took place on 11 Oct in Sydney, Australia.

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Total Abolition of the Death Penalty - The Right Time to Do the Right Thing, says Bar

The Malaysian Bar has wholeheartedly welcomed the decision of the Malaysian Cabinet to totally abolish the death penalty in Malaysia. "We commend the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law), Datuk Liew Vui Keong, for making the announcement on 10 October 2018, which coincided with the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty. We look forward to seeing the legislation being tabled and passed by both houses of Parliament in the Parliamentary session that begins on 15 October", said the President of the Malaysian Bar, Mr. George Varughese.

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Singapore and Indonesia sign Bilateral Investment Treaty to promote Stronger Economic Ties

Singapore and Indonesia signed an Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Investments, also known as the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), at the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat in Bali, Indonesia, today. Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, who is attending the Leaders’ Retreat as part of the Singapore delegation, signed the agreement with Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi. The signing was witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

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New EODB Law to impact 2020 doing Business Survey

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Rowel S. Barba said on 10 October that the new Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Act can significantly affect the country’s rankings in the upcoming 2020 Doing Business (DB) Survey if government agencies strictly implement the law.

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SC advocates Sustainable Investing at InvestSmart Fest 2018

InvestSmart® Fest 2018, an investor education initiative by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), was officiated by Yang Berhormat Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.

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Singapore needs to regain Edge in Legal Tech, says Chief Justice

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon has urged the Singapore Academy of Law to strive to get the legal profession to step up in the area of legal technology, and help the country regain its status as the world leader.

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EC clarifies New Election Law to Press Members

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has clarified the new election law to press members.

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NLA approves Committee to vet Election Commission Candidates

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has approved the establishment of a committee to vet the two Election Commission candidates.

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369,148 Ordinance Violators apprehended in Metro Manila: NCRPO

MANILA, Oct 12 (PNA) - Close to 370,000 persons in Metro Manila were apprehended for violation of local ordinances since June this year.

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Indonesia, Japan sign MoC on Law and Human Right

Jakarta, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - The governments of Indonesia and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Law and Human Right, the Indonesian embassy in Tokyo said in a statement received here on Saturday.

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Indonesia, Thailand Ombudsmen sign Memorandum of Understanding

Jakarta, Oct 13 (ANTARA News) - The Chairman of Ombudsman Commission of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Amzulian Rifai, and the Chairman of the Royal Thai Ombudsman signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the Indonesian Ombudsman and the Royal Thai Ombudsman in Bangkok, Thailand, on Oct 10.

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ASEAN Secretariat seeks to improve Engagement with Private Sector

Jakarta, Oct 12 (ANTARA News) - The ASEAN Secretariat held the First ASEAN Economic Community Dialogue recently to seek a more proactive two-way communication with the private sector on matters related to the ASEAN Economic Community.

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