An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
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The teaching of ethnic languages in schools and development of local curricula could deliver both educational and political benefits, and represent critical steps towards decentralisation.
A Singaporean couple was on Monday jailed for abusing a Myanmar maid after the pair force-fed her with a funnel and made her eat her own vomit.