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Neibban Zay Pwe Daw is one of the liveliest events on the Myanmar calendar and keeping it orderly is a challenge for which one Yangon resident has pioneered an unlikely solution.
Labourers fired by the Department of Fisheries for reporting alleged corruption have tried in vain to seek redress from the Yangon Region government.
High-ranking government officials may be the first to benefit from a scheme by the Nay Pyi Taw municipal government to develop housing plots for sale at below-market prices.
The filing of cases against Myanmar and its leaders in The Hague and Argentina for their role in the Rohingya crisis will increase the pressure on Nay Pyi Taw. In the first of a two-part series, we explain how these cases emerged, what challenges they face and how Myanmar is likely to respond.