“He told his wife that he had been coerced during interrogation. I am very worried that it has had an impact on his health.”
Mandalay city officials are facing public condemnation over a tobacco company’s sponsorship of an upcoming mini-marathon that will be held in honor of Burma’s 70th Independence Day on 4 January.
The number dead after contracting the H1N1 “swine flu” virus climbed to 17 on Tuesday as efforts to contain its spread and treat those infected continue.
Thai health officials say 33 new Zika virus cases have been detected in the country as officials step up screening for groups at high risk from the disease.
“We went to see them in Bang Kwang around 8:30am and left around 11am – both were in good health with a high morale,” said an embassy delegate.
Mismanagement and a chronic lack of funding during 50 years of military rule are the main culprits for the poor state of healthcare in Burma today.