Religious leaders from four major faiths in Myanmar called for an end to violence and discrimination against women during an International Women’s Day debate in Yangon over the weekend.
Myanmar's human rights commission has slammed a steel factory for abusing its workers.
The heat is on. Temperatures are set to rise markedly in mid-March and the month as a whole is set to be warmer than March last year, weather experts say – but it will not be the hottest month this year.
Health officials are declaring the latest nationwide drive against polio a success, though results are still coming in from some remote areas. As of February 26, the Department of Public Health was saying it was not yet ready to announce complete official results, although some regions reported reaching more than 95 percent of targeted children.
In a major nationwide overhaul of education, the government is to hire and train more than 100,000 primary-school teachers to work in a revitalised system, the Department of Education has announced.