LINQI, August 18, 2014 (AFP) - Their marriages were arranged for cash, but some of the Vietnamese women who have found unlikely Prince Charmings in remote Chinese villages say they are living happily ever after.
The Yangon tour from an activist's perspective
“Activists in this country stick together,” my guide Ma Nyein said as we slowly drove past Insein prison watching the family members of inmates ease through the main gates clutching extra food to supplement the meagre diets of loved ones.
People-centred process brings better living standards in 500 villages
United Nations know-how, Japanese funding, government support and a people-centred approach to development is transforming the lives and living standards of thousands of villagers in Chin, Shan, Kachin and Kayah states.
A radio station in Mae Sot that provided news and information for Myanmar migrants has ceased broadcasting because of a decision by Thailand's ruling junta to shut down independent community broadcasters.
One of Myanmar's leading elephant experts has questioned a widely publicised claim in a report by a campaigner against the illegal wildlife trade about the capture of calves in the wild so they can be smuggled across the border to Thailand.
The highs and lows of the male catwalk
Former model John Lwin is the chief executive officer of Stars and Models International and one of the most powerful forces in Myanmar’s male modelling industry.
Donor funding shift affects Mae Tao Clinic
|Patients wait to register for treatment at the Mae Tao Clinic, which provides medical care for tens of thousands of people a year. Photos: Portia Larlee|
A shift in funding priorities by donor organisations is affecting the work of the famous Mae Tao Clinic, says its founder, Dr Cynthia Maung.
|A report by non-government organisation Global Witness has raised concern about transparency in the oil, gas and mining sectors in Myanmar. Photo: Robert Jensen|
Myanmar became the 45th country to be granted candidate status with the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in early July.
Is it too early to launch the Yangon Stock Exchange?
In October 2015 the Yangon Stock Exchange will be launched by the Myanmar Economic Bank in cooperation with Japan’s Tokyo Stock Exchange and Daiwa Securities Group. The lack of transparency in the Myanmar economy has created doubts about whether the time is right to open a share market.