Apr 28, 2009 (DVB), The crippling of local businesses in the Irrawaddy delta following cyclone Nargis last year has pushed increasing numbers of women into prostitution, said a resident in[…]
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The United States places China on its global list of the worst offenders in human trafficking, while Burma is upgraded to the Tier 2 Watch List of nations deserving special scrutiny, from Tier 3, which includes countries not complying with minimum US standards and making no significant effort to do so.
There were 58 murder cases reported in Rangoon Division between January and April of this year, a drop from 71 in the same period in 2014, according to regional police.[…]
At an event in the Kachin capital of Myitkyina on Tuesday, Burma’s anti-human trafficking police unit said they have had just five human trafficking cases this year.
Bo Myint had previously reported on prostitution in the area.
More than 13,000 inmates have walked free from various prisons across Burma since the president declared an amnesty on 31 December in honour of the 66th anniversary of Burma’s independence.