Migrant worker remittances have transformed the remote Magway Region village of Mauktin, but unscrupulous job brokers have left many residents under crushing debt.
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Large-scale cattle smuggling has resumed in northern Shan State since the emergence of COVID-19, with armed groups heavily involved in the trade.
Yangon Region will host two of the most hotly contested ethnic affairs minister races in November, with prominent MPs and activists seeking election.
For years, residents of a conflict-blighted area of Shan State had ‘kept their anger inside’, but after the Tatmadaw gunned down a farmer, more than 10,000 villagers marched in protest.