The woes of war in western Myanmar have been exacerbated by Cyclone Mocha, with already-struggling residents saying they have still received no assistance, and even accusing the military of launching fresh attacks during the storm.
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The bodies of at least 113 jade miners were pulled from the mud on Thursday after a landslide in Kachin State, fire services said, in one of the worst accidents ever to hit the perilous industry.
Parties accuse the commission of bias towards the ruling NLD party after it dismissed requests to ban images of Aung San from the campaign trail.
Three Myanmar military officers were found guilty by a court martial investigating atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, the army said.
The National League for Democracy is keen to avoid a repeat of the in-fighting that dogged candidate selection in 2015, but its recruitment of “elders” for the task has made some cry foul.
Nearly 100 Rohingya from Myanmar, including 30 children, have been rescued from a rickety wooden boat off the coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island, a maritime official said Wednesday.
On Yangon’s outskirts, semi-lockdowns to combat the spread of COVID-19 and the economic effects of the pandemic are exacerbating already high rates of domestic violence.
Muzzling citizens with controversial views inhibits the diversity of opinion and freedom of expression that is essential for a healthy democracy.