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Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party claims resounding election win in Myanmar

09 Nov 2020

YANGON Myanmar's ruling party claimed a resounding victory on Monday in the second parliamentary election since the end of strict military rule, based on its own unofficial tally of votes.

A crushed student movement and shrinking hope ahead of Myanmar's election

05 Nov 2020

YANGON/LONDON Myanmar teacher Hnin grew up idolizing Aung San Suu Kyi, the one-time democracy icon who now leads her country. But when voters go to the polls on Sunday for the second general election since the end of military rule, Hnin will not back her.

Myanmar volunteers under strain as coronavirus toll grows

04 Oct 2020

YANGON As Myanmar's coronavirus infections soar, the work never seems to stop for volunteers who have stepped in to help carry those suspected of symptoms to quarantine centres or hospitals.

Myanmar's COVID quarantine campaign raises questions over election 

02 Oct 2020

YANGON From a quarantine centre in northern Myanmar, aspiring lawmaker Maw Htun Aung, wearing a bright yellow surgical mask, lays out his plan for an upcoming general election in a Facebook broadcast.

Facebook purges ads for illegal wildlife in Southeast Asia as online trade surges

06 Aug 2020

YANGON An ad showing a civet cat cowering in a cage being offered for sale on Facebook was just one of hundreds that the social media giant has removed in a crackdown on Southeast Asia's illegal wildlife trade during recent weeks. | Video

RPT-UPDATE 1-'All my dreams are shattered': coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry

20 May 2020

YANGON/DHAKA/BANGKOK, May 19 Zarchi Lwin pawned her only two gold bangles for $140 when the owner of the Myanmar factory where she sewed winter coats for British retailer Next Plc shut it down after orders dried up due to the coronavirus.

'All my dreams are shattered': coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry

19 May 2020

YANGON/DHAKA/BANGKOK Zarchi Lwin pawned her only two gold bangles for $140 when the owner of the Myanmar factory where she sewed winter coats for British retailer Next Plc shut it down after orders dried up due to the coronavirus.

Myanmar says eight coronavirus cases among returnees from Malaysia

19 May 2020

YANGON Myanmar authorities said on Tuesday said they have found eight coronavirus cases among scores of people who returned from Malaysia, where the authorities have recently been detaining undocumented migrants.

'All my dreams are shattered': coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry

19 May 2020

YANGON/DHAKA/BANGKOK, May 19 Zarchi Lwin pawned her only two gold bangles for $140 when the owner of the Myanmar factory where she sewed winter coats for British retailer Next Plc shut it down after orders dried up due to the coronavirus.

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