Trapped in an economic mess of its own making, Myanmar’s military regime is seeking to recoup drops in revenue through new tax measures – with seemingly limited success so far.
Under sanctions and desperate for hard currency, the military regime is forcing Myanmar workers abroad to remit earnings through formal channels, with some warning it will only push more migrants to become undocumented.
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The sacking of Bago Region minister U Kyaw Min San was a response to widespread discontent with the regional government, but has also revealed the NLD’s internal failings and the deep level of corruption in the bureaucracy.
As Mark Zuckerberg fields questions over privacy breaches in Washington, angry online warriors have thrust Myanmar into the forefront of the debate on how to fix Facebook
A vast forested area covering about a quarter of Tanintharyi Region is the focus of disagreement between those who want to conserve it, and present and former residents for whom it is home.