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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Thai police have arrested two female and one male Myanmar workers for having allegedly murdered another Myanmar woman found partially naked on Koh Samui, reports the Bangkok Post on February 24.

Workers shout slogans as they protest outside their factory after a clash with police at Shwepyithar Industrial zone in Yangon, Myanmar, February 20, 2015. Myanmar police dismantled the protest sites and several people were injured during the clash between protesters and policemen. Thousands of workers are demanding a raise in their basic salary at the industrial zone. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Myanmar garment workers demonstrating over pay and factory conditions threatened to continue strikes unless their demands are met and authorities release two of their representatives detained earlier this month, according to Radio Free Asia on February 24.

Upper House to discuss amendments to the controversial National Education Law. Four-party talks between the government, students, parliamentarians and the National Network for Education Reform over the National Education Law underway at Yangon Region Parliament headquarters on February 11, 2015. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima
Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Upper House Speaker U Khin Aung Myint announced February 24 that discussions on the bill of amendment to the National Education Law with stakeholders will be held from March 5 to 15 at the Upper House’s conference room.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A new global ranking says businesses with supply chains and operations in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia are benefiting from the world’s lowest labour costs, reports Supply Management on February 24.

Myanmar nationals arrested by Thai police officers near an immigration checkpoint of the Thai-Myanmar border in Mae Sot, Tak province in northern Thailand, July 6, 2010. Photo: Narong Sangnak/EPA
Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Thai police and soldiers stopped a convoy of eight cars loaded with 54 illegal Myanmar migrant workers in Ayutthaya's Bang Pahan district on February 24, reports the Bangkok Post on February 24.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

There has been an apparent sighting of former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Myanmar, said to be on a merit-making trip, according to the Bangkok Post on February 22.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

A Korean company is aiming to build and operate the first cable car in Mount Kyaiktiyo in Mon State next year, according to The Korea Herald on February 23.

Yangon residents shopping at a supermarket in Myanmar's commercial capital. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Convenience and modernisation are major factors for Thai companies keen to attract Myanmar consumers, according to the Bangkok Post on February 24.

Tourists visit the Mya Thein Tan pagoda in Sagaing, some 10 kilometres northwest of Mandalay, Myanmar, February 6, 2015. Photo: Pyae Sone Aung/EPA
Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Myanmar needs to take care in how it develops its tourism to avoid the potential for negative impacts on the environment, society and human rights, according to a report just out.

Monday, 23 February 2015
Panzagar seeks to replace hate speech with "flower speech". Images: Panzagar

Facebook now features a new set of stickers or graphics which users can download to counter online hate speech in Myanmar, according to Global Voices on February 22.