Thousands of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand hoping for an audience with visiting State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi were left disappointed on Thursday after Thai authorities denied them entry to a hall where she was due to speak.
Practitioners of Myanmar traditional medicine are being reduced to the status of mere masseurs, they are complaining. They were attacking a statement released by the health department forbidding them to use technology that is unlicensed or has no connection with Myanmar traditional healing techniques.
Frontline anti-malaria drugs are failing and the rapid decline in their effectiveness is directly linked to increasing parasite mutations, a study released this week has found.
In what could one day become Southeast Asia’s version of the European Union’s Schengen visa-free zone, Myanmar and four other countries are discussing the introduction of a single visa that would permit travel to all of them.