The Ministry of Electricity and Energy will announce in the coming weeks the winners of a tender for 30 solar projects that received more than 150 bids, many from Chinese companies.
A lack of job opportunities in Mon State has turned some migrants to smugglers in order to cross back into Thailand illegally.
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Chin human rights activist Cheery Zahau, 34, was born in Sagaing Region but spent most of her early life at Falam in the Chin Hills near the border with India. In 1999 she crossed the border and lived in India until 2009 when she moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand. She returned to Myanmar in 2012 and last year sought election to the Pyithu Hluttaw for the Chin Progressive Party, losing to a candidate from the National League for Democracy. Cheery Zahau spoke to Frontier about the Chin people’s hopes under an NLD government and the lessons she learned during the election campaign.
Frontier speaks with Chin activist and Women’s League for Chinland founder Cheery Zahau on her time abroad and her plans for the future.
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.