The woes of war in western Myanmar have been exacerbated by Cyclone Mocha, with already-struggling residents saying they have still received no assistance, and even accusing the military of launching fresh attacks during the storm.
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Since independence, Myanmar’s ethnic minorities have felt ignored by the central government. A new ministry focusing on ethnic affairs was supposed to change that, but there is little clarity about its actual role.
A single family has safeguarded Myanmar’s Jewish tradition for decades, as its once-thriving community dwindled over time.
Against all odds, Myanmar’s independent music scene is on the up and up.
A free arts education program in Yangon is teaching children how to see and think creatively.
Vendors of fake medicine and faith healers are using spurious claims to prey on desperate people of limited means who have been diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Cancelling the controversial hydropower project could offer a PR victory to the Chinese and Myanmar governments, and at the same time present an opportunity for a comprehensive energy plan in the country.