A public address by visiting British Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire, scheduled to be held at Rangoon University on Thursday, was moved to a last-minute closed-door session at the British Council in Rangoon “for reasons beyond our control.”
Thousands of farmers in central Burma ‘s Magway division are selling their land and cattle to join the region’s oil rush.
As border trade with Thailand opens up in eastern Burma, farmers in Kawkareik township in the Karen state are now beginning to use machines instead of their traditional beasts of burden to harvest crops.
Since the Burmese government started allowing new cars to be imported in 2011, many more taxis can be found on the streets of Rangoon. Htay Htay Win is a female taxi driver.
In the final episode of the season, DVB Debate discusses how to end religious violence.
Many Burmese migrants work in the dock in Mahachai, Thailand. Many of them are poor and dream of one day returning home. But many of them also enjoy new freedoms that were taboo in their own country, including sexual experimentation and multiple partners.
With internet access rapidly expanding in Burma and the price on SIM-cards and smartphones falling, more and more people are using social media. But while it can be a way to keep in touch with friends or promote your company, media analysts warn that it can also be a source of hate speech and fear mongering.
Over 380,000 people are being held as slaves in Burma, according to the first ever global slavery survey.
Burma has crowned a Miss Universe contestant for the first time in over 50 years.