Myanmar

Myanmar’s Military Refuses To Rule Out Coup Over Election Fraud Claims

Myanmar’s powerful military on Tuesday declined to rule out staging a coup over its claim that the country’s 2020 elections were tainted by voter fraud, as experts warned the dispute is leading to a political crisis in the nascent democracy that...
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China, Blaming Covid, Is Erecting Border Walls With Myanmar And Vietnam

China, Blaming Covid, Is Erecting Border Walls With Myanmar And Vietnam China is now starting to build and/or reinforce border walls near its Southeast borders - "stirring up controversy" with neighboring countries, according to a new...
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Bangladesh Expects Rohingya Repatriation To Myanmar In June

Bangladesh officials say they expect to begin a third effort to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in June.The target date – seen as premature by many Rohingya – emerged from this...
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From The Field: The Myanmar Child Workers Risking Their Lives For Stones

Thirteen-year-old Min Min scavenges day and night for precious stones in a quarry in Hpakant, northern Myanmar, where perilous conditions have led to the deaths of many workers. With more than a million children working in the country, the UN is...

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Why Myanmar Is Happy To Buy India’s Diesel Submarines

Peter Suciu India, India and Myanmar have signed an agreement on maritime security cooperation and already carry out joint patrols. Here's What You Need to Remember: The Indian Navy currently operates around ten of the submarines as the...
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What Organizations Get Wrong About Design Research

Lauren Serota, former head of service design at Yoma Bank in Myanmar, discusses mistakes companies make during design research, the challenges of remote work, and why sometimes designers shouldn’t make anything at all. Lauren Serota is a...

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Social Media Use By Young People In Conflict-ridden Myanmar

Myanmar youth rely heavily on Facebook for news and information. This can be a platform for disseminating fake news and hate speech. With poor digital literacy skills, these youths may be susceptible to disinformation campaigns and other online...
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Thai Police Make Rare Arrest Of Politician Accused Of Trafficking Migrants Into Fishing Industry

Thai police have made the rare arrest of a local politician – along with six other people – on suspicion of trafficking Myanmar migrants onto fishing trawlers and forcing them into debt bondage. The arrests Tuesday by the federal Department of...
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Six Environmental Heroes Awarded Goldman Prize For 'taking A Stand, Risking Their Lives And...

Jessica Corbett, staff writerThis year's recipients of the annual honor hail from the Bahamas, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Mexico, and Myanmar.
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First Record Of Long-lost Ruellia Bella Reported In Myanmar

Ruellia is a very large genus of chiefly tropical American herbs and shrubs (family Acanthaceae) that have showy solitary or paniculate flowers with the simple or two-lobed style recurved at the apex and the two-cell ovary.

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Covid-19 Second Wave In Myanmar Causes Dramatic Increases In Poverty

Yangon, Myanmar: In September 2020, 59 percent of 1000 households surveyed in urban Yangon and 66 percent of 1000 households surveyed in the rural Dry Zone earned less than $1.90/day (a common measure of extreme poverty), according to a new study...

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Russia Bans Entry Of 25 British Officials In Response To London Sanctions Over 'magnitsky Case'

Earlier this year, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced the first wave of sanctions under the so-called "Magnitsky amendment" to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, targeting 49 individuals and entities from Russia, Saudi Arabia,...
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Suu Kyi’s Godlike Status Drove Her Myanmar Election Win. It Threatens To Rip The Country Apart.

The former democracy icon’s landslide reelection entrenches a personality cult and is set to exacerbate bitter ethnic divisions.

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Official Myanmar Vote Count Affirms Suu Kyi’s Party Control

Official results by Myanmar’s election commission showed Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party won enough seats in Parliament for a second five-year term

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Military-backed Party Rejects Myanmar Election As Unfair

Myanmar’s military-backed main opposition party says it is rejecting the results of last weekend’s general election, citing unfairness
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Greylock’s Asheem Chandna On ‘shifting Left’ In Cybersecurity And The Future Of Enterprise...

Last week was a busy week, what with an election in Myanmar and all (well, and the United States, I guess). So perhaps you were glued to your TV or smartphone, and missed out on our conversation with Asheem Chandna, a long-time partner at Greylock...
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New Myanmar Govt Must Ensure Rohingya Repatriation: Uk

In this Reuters file photo taken on September 11, 2017, smoke is seen on the Myanmar border as Rohingya refugees walk on the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh.By UNB,...
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Myanmar Ngo Launches Tool For Voters To Compare Human Rights Programs Of Parties Competing In...

Ruling party has no clear program on media freedom and right to informationScreenshot of the Free Expression Myanmar website Free Expression Myanmar (FEM), an NGO advocating for freedom expression in Myanmar,  has launched a digital tool enabling...
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Un Chief Calls For ‘peaceful, Orderly And Credible’ Elections In Myanmar

Ahead of elections in Myanmar on 8 November, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has stated his hope that the vote would help advance “inclusive sustainable development” across the country. 

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Effective Government Saves Lives In Cyclones, Other Disasters

In 2008, Cyclone Nargis killed more than 138,000 people in Myanmar. It was a powerful category 3 or 4 storm at landfall, but tropical storms with similar wind speeds that year resulted in far fewer fatalities in other countries.

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