Since being banned from Facebook, some of the most prominent spreaders of hate speech and disinformation have moved to Telegram, and fact-checkers say the messaging app is doing little to regulate its platform.
Some factory owners have been accused of exploiting and failing to protect their employees during the latest COVID-19 outbreak, and with unions lying low since the coup, workers are unable to seek redress.
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Nearly 100 Rohingya smuggled from Rakhine State and bound for Malaysia were arrested in Yangon, police announced Thursday. By AFP Nearly 100 Rohingya from conflict-scarred.
The Purrfect English Youth Essay Competition asked Myanmar youth, after the November 8 election, to imagine their country in five years’ time. Runner-up Zaw Phyo Oo takes stock of the country’s many challenges, but remains deeply optimistic.
A poorly worded statement announcing that restrictions had been lifted in three Yangon townships has caused widespread confusion, with many instead thinking much of the city was no longer under stay-at-home orders.
Though soldiers cast ballots outside their bases for the first time in the November election, the military vote enabled the Union Solidarity and Development Party to clinch rare victories in borderland constituencies.
Government officials are sorting through hundreds of thousands of complaints from households that missed out on a November cash transfer, as new research from the World Bank reveals the heavy toll of the pandemic on vulnerable families.
Myanmar has held together remarkably well amid the pandemic, and the government has a robust new mandate, but now is no time for complacency.
A ban on gatherings of more than 30 people has forced churches to opt for virtual events, and pastors worry the most vulnerable members of their flock will be left out.
The National League for Democracy’s re-election was helped by generous cash and in-kind contributions, but loose campaign finance rules kept much of this support off the books.