As regions like Sagaing plunge deeper into the chaos of Myanmar’s post-coup conflict, cases of sexual violence by both sides are on the rise and victims have few avenues to seek redress.
Widespread conflict has had a devastating impact on paddy farmers in war zones, but the slump in production is driving up prices for farmers in more stable areas, despite new onerous export restrictions.
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U Ko Ni was shot dead at Yangon Airport after returning from a trip abroad.
One of Myanmar’s most accomplished guitarists earned fame in the 1980s with the release of an album that was notable for its original musical compositions and philosophical lyrics.
Work permits, compulsory medical checks, four year caps on employment terms: two draft laws up for consideration next week could make life much, much harder for foreigners in Myanmar.
To the surprise of many, U Thein Sein’s administration announced plans to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in 2012, but progress toward compliance has largely stalled under the NLD-backed government.
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To the surprise of many, U Thein Sein’s administration announced plans to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, but progress toward compliance has largely stalled under the NLD government.
Nobody should have to spend more than two years on remand, waiting for their day in court.