Adverse weather conditions and a decrease in Indian rice prices affects Burmese exports but annual shipments look to be significantly up on last year.
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Hundreds of Muslims have been made homeless in Sagaing Division after rioters looted and burned homes, shops and at least one mosque in the village of Htan Gone on Saturday night.
The UN special rapporteur for human rights in Burma spoke to DVB about his latest mission to Burma, the attack of his convoy in Meikhtila and further reconciliation between Muslim and Buddhist communities.
Despite being thwarted from contesting polls several times in the past, Dr Tu Ja believes his new party, the Kachin State Democracy Party, will be allowed to take part in the 2015 elections.
Due to constant power failures across Burma, medicines that need to be kept at specifically refrigerated temperatures, such as cancer medication and insulin, are becoming damaged and putting patients’ lives at risk.
The UN’s human rights envoy to Burma has slammed the government for failing to protect him during a tour of riot-hit Meikhtila.
Nearly 10 percent of all disabled people in Burma are currently attending high school, but their chances of getting jobs when they leave and leading independent lives are slim.
The Irrawaddy Dolphins are being threatened with extinction by the practice of “electrofishing”, which provides high yields for individual fishers at the expense of the natural environment.