Govt Stands by Thingyan Holiday Cut


Despite complaints and emergency and meetings being held, Myanmar’s government will stand by its decision to cut the 10-dayThingyan holiday by half.

According to Director-General Zaw Htay from the President’s Office, the government had already made its case and any organisations that wish to close for 10 days can do so of their own accord for their staff.

However, since the government announcement came fairly close to Thingyan, public servants will be allowed extra holidays coupled with other prominent holidays in Myanmar as compensation for ruined plans and time to spend with their loved ones.

Following the announcement on March 10, many people took to social media while labour unions made formal complaints.

The government decided to cut Thingyan holidays as a 10-day stretch caused too much financial disruption.


Source: Eleven Myanmar

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