Burma’s drinkers currently prefer beer or spirits, but wine producers are hopeful that wine enjoyment will keep growing steadily from its low base. as supermarkets in larger cities are stocking an increasing number of locally made wines.
Senior UN officials have warned about the prospect of a flood of babies being born in the coming weeks and months in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps that could be the result of rape.
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.
The hearing was held in private as security around the courthouse was beefed up, such is the emotion swirling around the case.
Amid beating drums, the whistle of an ancient flute and an artillery salute, Thailand began an elaborate ceremony steeped in ancient rites to mark the start on Thursday of a lavish cremation ceremony for revered late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Rights advocates have criticised the State Counsellor’s Office after it put out a press release and Facebook post last week that appeared aimed at discrediting the accounts of two women in northern Arakan State who alleged that they had been raped.