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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People’s Pioneer Party chairperson Thet Thet Khine says the National League for Democracy is “autocratic” and plagued by an overriding fear of offending party leader.
Officials say the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is decreasing in Rakhine State, but residents are struggling under stay-at-home orders and other restrictions that are pushing up commodity prices.
As COVID-19 cases mount in Yangon, the government has ordered townships to open quarantine centres but is not providing any financial support.
By AFP Rohingya groups around the world displayed a rare show of solidarity on Thursday with Myanmar’s ethnic Rakhine, who they say are suffering “horrifically.
Health authorities in Yangon say they are preparing for up to 5,000 cases in the city by building new treatment centres for mild and asymptomatic patients.
Paleontologists have discovered what they believe is the world’s oldest animal sperm, frozen inside a blob of tree resin in Myanmar 100 million years ago.