Ma Thazin Soe has worked in a garment factory in Yangon's northern Mayangone Township for three years. She rises at dawn to make a bus journey from her home in neighbouring Hlaingtharyar Township, on Yangon’s western outskirts, and returns after dark.
The thousands of Myanmar migrants working at factories and farms in and around the Thai border town of Mae Soe rely on one media source: community radio. It is a medium that transcends factory walls, immobility due to precarious immigration status – and illiteracy.
Leaders of the countries that make up the Greater Mekong Sub-region are set to proposed a plan for further investment in priority development projects worth US$30 billion (K30,000 billion) as part of a 10-year development plan worth $51.3 billion, according to The Nation.
The general election due to be held late next year is widely considered to be an important milestone
The Parkroyal Hotel conference room was abuzz with discussion on the weekend about how Myanmar tech company developers could help create conditions for a “Silicon Valley” in their country.