An increasing number of Myanmar people are selling kidneys as a quick-fix solution to poverty and debt, with many donors going to India for transplants and telling lies to have them approved.
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Myo Min Tun, who is running as a People's Pioneer Party candidate for the regional assembly in his home city of Mandalay, decided to stand after watching friends in the LGBT+ community being harassed by police.
If Myanmar needs a guide in its fight against COVID-19, it need look no further than what human rights law already demands of it.
The recent publication of famed historian Dr Than Tun’s PhD thesis on Buddhism and Bagan provides a reminder that the primary sources do not support much of what we have been taught about Myanmar’s first empire.
The health ministry was able to rapidly scale up testing when the second wave of the virus first broke, but since the wave turned to a flood it has struggled to stay afloat.
The election in the southern Mandalay Region township is a fierce contest between the ruling NLD and military-backed USDP, but local enthusiasm for the vote is muted – and a lack of voter education isn’t helping.
Mobile internet and COVID-19 restrictions have combined to make a free and fair election impossible in Rakhine State, parties say.