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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A youth organisation in Sagaing Region is helping to rescue poor villagers lured to China by human traffickers who promise dream jobs that never materialise.
As the market for consumer remittances reaches saturation, mobile money operators are looking to smartphone apps to continue their growth.
Rohingya children caught travelling outside of Rakhine State without identity documents are being detained in vocational schools and rehabilitation centres in Yangon, where they rarely receive family visits.
The government is dividing Hlaing Tharyar into two townships, in a desperate bid to bring order to an industrial suburb beset by criminal gangs, shoddy infrastructure and over-population.