Burma’s parliament has announced it will ratify the International Labour Organization’s Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour on 18 December, exactly one year after signing.
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Twenty-one media workers in Irrawaddy Division staged a mass prayer in the capital Bassein [Pathein] as a symbolic protest.
Two NLD officials and a member of 88GPOS stood trial in Magwe Division for using a loudspeaker without first obtaining permission authorities.
Two separate parents, apparently persuaded by human traffickers to sell their daughters as brides in China, were arrested and are currently being questioned by police in Lashio, northern Shan State.
The British Chamber of Commerce launched on Tuesday in Rangoon, paving the way for UK businesses to promote investments in Burma.