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Strong wind destroys 12 houses in Homalin

 

Rioters set fire to the buildings and machinery in Hpakant

 

Tax amnesty under review

 
A review on tax exemption is being conducted and it will be reformed as it is too complicated, said Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint.
 
Following widespread criticism of an unfair taxation system, the Union parliament cancelled the tax exemption bill planned to be passed in 2018. 
 

Daily minimum wage set at Ks-4800

 

National Committee for Setting Minimum Wage issued a notification dated May 14, saying that it has updated the daily minimum wage at Ks-4,800 for an eight-hour work day, with the approval of the Union government.

Anti-corruption commission to release information on minister probe

Anti-corruption commission to release information on minister probe

Hpakant gem workers set fire to dormitories

HPAKANT- Workers from a gem company in Lone Khin Village, Hpakant, Kachin State set fire to their dormitories on the night of 13 May after many heated arguments with the company’s administration. 
 
The arguments reportedly started with the workers having to start their shift earlier than usual and quickly escalated into a row when issues surrounding salary payment came into the discussion.
 

Skirmish occurs between RCSS and PNLO in Kadu

A skirmish occurred between forces of Restoration

Up to 20 people dead in Muse attack

 

Myanmar is on the list of 15 most and least disaster-ready cities

 

Chinese embassy condemns conflicts in Northern Myanmar

We firmly opposed any attempt to undermine peace and stability along the China-Myanmar border and any act deliberately obstructing the Myanmar peace process, Myanmar-based Chinese embassy said in its statement issued on May 14.