Soe Tint, owner of the Soe Electric and Machinery Company Limited, handed out donations of 100,000 kyat ($85) each to some 680 trishaw drivers in Pyinmana earlier this week.
Burma has set a minimum wage of 3,600 kyat for an eight-hour work day, a move likely to boost investment in the fast-growing country’s garment industry.
British human rights activist Andy Hall will face a defamation suit brought against him by Thailand’s Natural Fruit Company after a Bangkok court accepted the prosecution’s case.
In the lead-up to the 2015 general election, Community Party of Burma spokesperson says people’s livelihoods are more important than petty politics.
Foreign and domestic factory representatives say the proposed minimum wage is unaffordable.
Refugees living on the Thai border will be offered courses in dressmaking, mechanics, construction and hotel management to improve job prospects in Burma.