As COVID-19 cases mount in Yangon, the government has ordered townships to open quarantine centres but is not providing any financial support.
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There’s no shortage of choice in Yangon’s journal and newspaper market. Vendors’ stands busy with colourful displays of publications are everywhere in the commercial capital, but news-hungry readers in Yangon are unlikely to be encouraged to buy a publication at the urging of its owner.
Singapore’s transition from backwater to global city has made it the envy of the developing world and Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd. has been a prominent ambassador of the city-state’s model abroad. The company has roots in Singapore’s Housing Development Board, which developed the city-state’s enviable public housing program, and JTC Corporation, which helped to turn the country into an industrial powerhouse.
The United States has ranked Myanmar as a Tier 2 Watch List country on its annual Trafficking in Persons report for the fourth consecutive year.