City official acknowledges there has been a marked increase in the number of children begging at junctions and traffic lights around central Mandalay, and said it was down to “economic problems”.
Crackdown expected on beggars as authorities prepare to clean up image of Burma’s second city prior to influx of tourists
The Home Affairs Ministry has been blasted for re-enforcing harmful assumptions about gender-based violence after it released a document positing that women consuming alcohol was among the leading causes of the rape of women and children.
An untold number of disabled veterans live in army-built communities, struggling to support their families on government allowances.
In Rangoon, the high cost of living has forced more and more people onto the streets to beg – and increasingly many of them are elderly.
Activists from across Southeast Asia have been harassed and intimidated by Cambodian authorities, in what has been described as an effort to silence civil society voices ahead of this weekend’s ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh