The children, some as young as eight, were tested for COVID-19 before being sent to a social welfare home. Ten of them tested positive.
The military proxy Union Solidarity and Development Party won seats in Shan State because armed militia chiefs told villagers how to vote, claim other parties.
The military proxy Union Solidarity and Development Party used the example of a voter with disabilities as proof of electoral fraud.
Mask-clad voters headed to the polls in Myanmar’s second democratic election on Sunday, some lining up before dawn to ensure that the country’s fledgling political transition moves
The Myanmar navy sank a boat hired by the ICRC to ferry relief supplies to IDP camps in northern Rakhine State on Wednesday, killing the driver and injuring three.
Asian allies of the US would welcome a Biden presidency, analysts say, adding that he would be tougher on Beijing than the previous Democratic administration under Obama.
Paletwa in Chin State has been blocked off by fighting and the Chin Human Rights Organization says villagers are forced to feed rebel troops.
The Election Commission has defended its choice of no-vote areas, saying it consulted security-related ministries and the military; it said some areas are under review.
Police in Sittwe have opened a sedition case against four students who protested the actions of the government and military in Rakhine State.
A video posted by China’s Xinhua in which a Myanmar woman describes a happy, prosperous marriage to a Chinese man could be used by human traffickers, activists warn.
Risking his health, a Yangon bird seller waits for the few pedestrians still looking to make merit on the streets of the city’s Hledan quarter amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
One of Yangon’s health chiefs says the infection rate in the city has fallen from around 500 per day to 300 during this week.
Stricter stay-at-home orders for the whole city started on Monday while businesses are being told to work from home as coronavirus cases rise by up to 500 per day.
Myanmar reported 12 more fatalities from COVID-19 on Monday—11 in Yangon and one in Sittwe; the country’s death toll now stands at 32 with 3,299 total cases.
A chief medic in Sittwe says the current strain of coronavirus is more virulent but less deadly than earlier this year.