Trade between the once-thriving border towns of Muse and Ruili is restarting after nearly three years, but remains restricted to a trickle of trucks, with Myanmar wary of the COVID-19 surge in China.
The regime's sudden decision has hobbled Myanmar citizens seeking better lives overseas and risks depriving migrant workers of legal protections, with rights groups suspecting a ploy to target dissidents.
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Purrfect English Youth Essay Competition winner May Myat Noe Khant imagines a future in which urbanisation and increased foreign investment privilege a lucky few but leave the rest behind.
After an investigation by Deloitte proved unable to determine if the military-owned company uses its fortunes for military purposes – a conclusion human rights campaigners called 'farcical' – Japan's Kirin to continue partnership with Myanmar Brewery.
Nearly 100 Rohingya smuggled from Rakhine State and bound for Malaysia were arrested in Yangon, police announced Thursday. By AFP Nearly 100 Rohingya from conflict-scarred.
The Purrfect English Youth Essay Competition asked Myanmar youth, after the November 8 election, to imagine their country in five years’ time. Runner-up Zaw Phyo Oo takes stock of the country’s many challenges, but remains deeply optimistic.
A poorly worded statement announcing that restrictions had been lifted in three Yangon townships has caused widespread confusion, with many instead thinking much of the city was no longer under stay-at-home orders.
Though soldiers cast ballots outside their bases for the first time in the November election, the military vote enabled the Union Solidarity and Development Party to clinch rare victories in borderland constituencies.
Government officials are sorting through hundreds of thousands of complaints from households that missed out on a November cash transfer, as new research from the World Bank reveals the heavy toll of the pandemic on vulnerable families.
Myanmar has held together remarkably well amid the pandemic, and the government has a robust new mandate, but now is no time for complacency.