Vital conservation activities have been suspended since the 2021 coup, while growing conflict and lawlessness have fuelled a reported rise in illegal fishing techniques that threaten the endangered species.
A frontline medic writes of two individuals she met in Kayah State, whose stories exemplify the diverse ways Myanmar’s youth are contributing to, and sacrificing for, the revolution.
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American Robert Carmack and Australian Morrison Polkinghorne, co-authors of The Burma Cookbook, named the world’s Best Asian Cookbook of 2015 at the Best in the World Gourmand awards last year, first visited Yangon in 2000 after winning several nights at The Strand Hotel at a charity auction.
Ka Lone Htar villagers have sought to enlist the help of guardian spirits in their fight against a dam project that would uproot more than 1,000 people.
British labour rights activist Andy Hall, who has spent much of his life advocating on behalf of migrant workers in Thailand, has been visiting Myanmar to discuss migration policy with the incoming National League for Democracy government.