The military regime’s snap closure of the border with Thailand reflects its poor handling of the COVID-19 response, migrant rights groups say, but the Thai government and employers are also making life difficult for workers.
As tensions peaked between Karen and Bamar in early 1949, Burmese irregular forces committed a series of mass killings on the outskirts of the then-capital that have never been officially acknowledged.
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The building of a statue of General Aung San in Kayah State highlights the continued vulnerability of ethnic minority identity to domination by the majority Bamar.
Without proper screening, half of the one in seven pregnant women in Myanmar with gestational diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years, leading to huge healthcare costs and drastically shorter lives.