Women staff in Khonumthung National Park receive half their salaries

Khonumthung National Park

 

A woman staff member working in the Victoria (Khonumthung/Natmataung) National Park, in Kanpalet township Chin state, alleged that they were getting only half their salaries. In August 2014, Khonumthung National Park in-charge U Tin Mya Soe had attempted to take action against his seven staff members and to pay only half their salaries, but because of the rumour he changed his mind and paid full salary to four male staff members. However, the rest three women staff members were not paid their salary in full till today, though government has sanctioned all their salaries.

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Students of Kalamyo University of Technology boycott re-exam

Kalay TU

 

Students of the University of Technology in Kalamyo have said they are boycotting re-examination of some papers as announced by the head of the University after some answer scripts were stolen. On 17 September 2014, the head office of the University was robbed and some examination answer scripts were missing.  Dr. Aung Zaw Lin, head of the University announced a re-examination of the missing subject papers on 18 September.

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