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From bargain hunters to forgery threats, the emerging art auction scene in Myanmar is being undermined by the challenges of an untested market.
With the confirmation of Myanmar’s first COVID-19 cases, the sole laboratory that can detect the virus is under pressure to expand testing, but staffing and equipment remain limited.
A large number of expatriates have departed Myanmar over the past week as the global coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen and international travel becomes increasingly difficult.
February 22 marked 120 years since the birth of newly independent Burma’s third chief justice, U Myint Thein, who survived both World War II and a lengthy imprisonment under Ne Win to develop a love of poetry in later life.
Out of the wild: Myanmar’s controversial plan to harvest endangered species
Legalising commercial farming of rare species will undercut poachers, says Myanmar’s Forest Department, but conservationists expect the move to lead to increased demand.