Sagaing Region Files Charges Against Alleged Trespassers

The Sagaing regional government has filed charges against farmers for allegedly encroaching on government-owned land in Myay Mon village in Kanbalu township, said Regional Agricultural and Irrigation Minister U Kanzar Mone. The minister said the farmers encroached on the property of the Myay Mon seed farm, which is under the ministry. “Some farmland disputes in the […]

Draft foreigner laws worry experts, expats

Two draft laws concerning foreigners are sending shockwaves through the expat community and could undermine the government’s stated priorities in attracting responsible foreign investment and promoting a human rights agenda, lawyers and business experts say. Both the draft Law Concerning Foreigners and the Foreign Worker Law are pegged as priorities for the next Pyidaungsu Hluttaw […]

Draft law on work permits for foreigners heads to attorney general

Foreigners working in Myanmar will soon need work permits, the labour ministry has announced, in a move that has been welcomed by businesses. The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population will submit a draft law to the attorney general later this month, deputy director general U Nyunt Win told The Myanmar Times yesterday. Though the […]