Hospitals are refusing to open drug treatment centres for fear of attracting criminals, campaigners say. While residents who live near a methadone therapy program in Yangon say they have seen drug users in the vicinity and they fear to go out at night, advocates have called on health authorities to open more centres because of the growing need.
The depression brewing in the Bay of Bengal has been upgraded to a cyclonic system in the early hours of this morning, and is expected to intensify before tracking northeast over Southern Bangladesh and upper Rakhine State on May 21.
“We had never heard the word ‘porter’ before. Now every time anyone says it we are frightened,” one of the four villagers said.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday defended the renewal of US sanctions on Myanmar, saying they would not hurt the country as a whole and that the reasons behind them would be dealt with over time.