Migrant worker remittances have transformed the remote Magway Region village of Mauktin, but unscrupulous job brokers have left many residents under crushing debt.
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Migrant worker remittances have transformed the remote Magway Region village of Mauktin, but unscrupulous job brokers have left many residents under crushing debt.
Is it time to arrest U Aung Min? Well, no. That would be stupid. But civil society actors are regularly imprisoned under the Unlawful Associations Act for contacting non-state armed groups – a fate that has yet to befall the government’s peace negotiator-in-chief.
After the former military government embraced market reforms in the early 1990s, SAIL Advertising was the first Myanmar marketing company to cater to international clients. Times have changed. In transitional Myanmar, advertising agencies are ghting for business. Frontier asked SAIL founder Dr Anna Khin Khin Kyawt, who’s also president of the Myanmar Marketing Services Association, about the changing advertising market and the challenges ahead.

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