Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thein Sein calls for a minimum wage and worker protection

26 June 2012
Burmese President Thein Sein on Monday outlined the government’s focus 
to provide a new minimum wage and its efforts to bring economic development 
to average workers in rural and urban areas.

Burma to extend migrant workers’ passports

26 June 2012
Burma will extend the issuance of temporary passports for registered 
migrants in Thailand by the end of this year, according to Burmese local media.

Asian Development Bank official to meet President Thein Sein

26 June 2012
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) – which has not worked with Burma 
for 24 years – has sent a top official to begin a process that could eventually 
lead to development loans.

Mae Tao Lacks Funds to Feed 3,000 Children

June 26, 2012 |
The Mae Tao Clinic will no longer be able to provide dry food rations to some 
3,000 children in Mae Sot if a shortfall in funding is not met by next week,
 it said on Monday.

Burma’s Neighbors Knocking at the Business Door

June 26, 2012 |
While many companies in Western countries continue to ponder the potential problems 
of investing in a country fresh out of pariah status, Burma’s next-door neighbors 
are dropping in for tea and business.

Dr Cynthia Meets with Aung Min

June 26, 2012 |
MAE SOT — Naypyidaw’s key ceasefire negotiators Aung Min and Khin Yi met 
on Tuesday with the award-winning founder of Mae Tao Clinic, Dr. Cynthia Maung, 
at the Thai-Burmese border where they invited her to open hospitals inside Burma.