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Fighting between the Arakan Army and the Tatmadaw and a fractious political environment are contributing to uncertainty and apprehension in Rakhine State over the election due next year.
Neibban Zay Pwe Daw is one of the liveliest events on the Myanmar calendar and keeping it orderly is a challenge for which one Yangon resident has pioneered an unlikely solution.
Labourers fired by the Department of Fisheries for reporting alleged corruption have tried in vain to seek redress from the Yangon Region government.
High-ranking government officials may be the first to benefit from a scheme by the Nay Pyi Taw municipal government to develop housing plots for sale at below-market prices.
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.