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 verification of refugees stranded in the 'no man's land' buffer zone between Myanmar and Bangladesh will be carried out by the two countries with no other involvement.
Young men and women with the potential to shine at sport are spurning opportunities to train for national teams and represent Myanmar abroad because of the meagre salaries on offer.