Worker representative complaints about lack of detail surveys on minimum wage

Apart from Yangon, other regions and states fail to conduct detailed surveys on the minimum wage, said U Win Zaw, worker representative from the National Minimum Wage Fixing Committee. The region- and state-level bodies have to submit their survey reports to the National Committee. The committee will fix the minimum wage rate in May this […]

Anti-corruption team to hire more recruits

Myanmar’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has announced that it intends to recruit more than 100 new personnel. The commission is seeking to hire 25 deputy investigators, 30 assistant investigators, and 80 deputy assistant investigators. The ACC currently has a staff of over 300 people who were transferred from other government departments. “We aim to recruit new […]

New channels for suggestions to improve civil service

The government has announced a new method to submit complaints and suggestions to the General Administration Department. The Ministry of the Union Government Office says members of the public who wish to report issues or submit constructive criticism can now email: [email protected], call 067-590578, or fax 067-590577 during office hours . “If valid problems are […]

Number of consumer complaints set to double this year: official

The Department of Consumer Affairs says that 80 percent of the complaints it receives from the public is regarding telecommunications service providers. This was revealed by the department’s director U Myint Cho during a press conference earlier this week. There are currently four companies providing telecommunications services in the country: Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, Oredoo, […]

Anti-Corruption Commission opens office in Mandalay

The Anti-Corruption Commission of Myanmar opened an office in Mandalay on Sunday, and two people were already waiting in line to file complaints. The Mandalay branch is the second opened by the commission, following the opening of its Yangon office on March 16. The office was opened on land owned by the Ministry of Industry […]

Lawyers’ Network sues to stop building renovation

The Lawyers’ Network has filed complaints against government officials and investors involved in a US$50 million hotel project on Strand Road, and applied for an injunction to stop renovation work at the site. Advocates U Than Tin, U Kyee Myint and U Ohn Maung lodged complaints against Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe, former […]

Oil firms draw most rights complaints

The oil and gas sector continues to draw the most complaints regarding transparency and human rights practices in Myanmar, according to a survey conducted by business watch groups and released last week. Some 47 percent of allegations recorded by the report released from the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) were addressed at the […]