Thursday, September 21, 2017

Day of drama for market ‘firespotters’

It was drama befitting the best South Korean television series: A huge fire, that burnt the upper floors – shops, restaurants, even a karaoke bar – of Yangon’s largest wholesale market.

 

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Filipinos look to past for change

Manila – In the lead up to the May 10 national elections, I’ve noticed a growing sense of anticipation among the people of the Philippines: who will their next president be? And, more importantly, can they bring about the change that many Filipinos are hoping for?

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Breaking down the walls:

Iwas woken by the morning sunlight pouring through the glass and curtains of my hotel window. From my third-floor room I could see a busy main road with a heavy flow of jeeps, rickshaw tricycles and pedestrians.

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Few but united, Myanmar forge a life in Siem Reap

While millions of Myanmar migrants temporarily – and sometimes perman-ently – call Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia home, a small but adventurous group have carved out a community in a less obvious Southeast Asian neighbour: Cambodia.

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Medical ethics in the spotlight

Stung by negative publicity following the high-profile death of a young patient, some private clinics in Yangon are turning away emergency cases and referring them to government hospitals.

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Children with HIV find sanctuary

The silence is broken by children reciting lessons in a nearby courtyard. The volume increases as they try to outdo each other, raising their voices to show off their knowledge for the teacher.

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A dramatic year in Myanmar politics

The past 12 months saw a renewed focus – both locally and internationally – on Myanmar politics, which was reinvigorated by a series of unlikely events.

 

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