A Mway Za-yar is a new Myanmar movie to watch, starring popular Myanmar celebrities such as Yan Aung, Thu Htoo San, Moe Aung Yin, Nay Htet Lin, Moh Moh Myint Aung and Thet Mon Myint. The script was written by A Kyi Daw and the movie was directed by Director Nyi Nyi Htun Lwin. Looks like it’s going to be one of the movies to be nominated comes Academy Awards time.
A man was given the job of painting the white lines down the middle of a highway. On his first day he painted six miles; the next day three miles; the following day less than a mile. When the foreman asked the man why he kept painting less each day, he replied “I just can’t do any better. Each day I keep getting farther away from the paint can.”
A new law in Burma giving workers the right to form unions and stage strikes has come into effect.
An announcement on Saturday in the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper said the law took effect on Friday and the Labour Department’s director general will oversee its implementation.
President Thein Sein signed the law last October as part of reforms following decades of military repression.
He leads an army-backed but elected government that took power last March.
The reforms are aimed at achieving reconciliation with the pro-democracy movement of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and at encouraging world powers to lift political and economic sanctions that were imposed over the previous military junta’s poor human rights record and failure to implement democracy.
Lifting the sanctions would encourage foreign investment and help spur growth in the labour-intensive industrial sector.
The law allows workers to form unions with a minimum of 30 members and stage a strike if they give 14 days’ notice and provide details such as how long it will last, how many workers will take part and how it will be conducted.
An employer who dismisses workers for going on strike or belonging to a union will face up to a year in jail and a fine of 100,000 kyat, while workers who stage strikes against the law face up to a year in jail and a fine of 30,000 kyat.