Displaced by violence, Myanmar’s Kaman Muslims yearn for home

Five years after being displaced in Rakhine violence, Kaman Muslim IDPs air concerns over rights and resettlement. by Phyo Thiha Cho After retiring from the army in October 2011, Saw Aung returned to his family home in Rakhine State’s Ramree Township. He was 73 at the time. But the idyll of his golden years was

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Modern techniques aimed at boosting potato yields in Shan State

by Aung Nyein Chan On a hot day this month, farmers and workers could be seen harvesting potatoes in the wide expanse of fields outside southern Shan State’s Heho Township. Most...

Modern techniques aimed at boosting potato yields in Shan State

Orange farmers in Shan State look to modernize growing techniques

by Ei Cherry Agricultural officials and farmers in this fertile orange-growing area of southern Shan State are pushing for more investment in the citrus industry at a time when...

Orange farmers in Shan State look to modernize growing techniques

RTH Head Tea Mixologist Aung Zin Moe on the science behind a perfect cup of la phet yay

“I recently gave a new staff member an order that came from a real table of customers. I was watching what he did. When he pulled the tea, he only pulled it once for the first...

RTH Head Tea Mixologist Aung Zin Moe on the science behind a perfect cup of la phet yay

Rakhine communities demand govt support to halt mangrove loss

In southern Rakhine State, community projects appear to have stemmed the loss of mangrove forests, but local environmentalist say active government support is needed. By Htet...

Rakhine communities demand govt support to halt mangrove loss

In Bago Range, authorities struggle to stop rise in elephant poaching

Like elsewhere in Myanmar, wild elephants in Bago Yoma have been increasingly targeted by poachers, and law enforcement authorities are struggling to respond. By Htet Khaung Linn...

In Bago Range, authorities struggle to stop rise in elephant poaching

Myanmar issued him an invalid passport. Five years later, Sweden aims to deport him.

Emmanuel Rise, a Myanmar citizen, has been living with his Swedish wife in Sweden since 2012. The couple have two children, and he has a temporary residence permit. But after he...

Myanmar issued him an invalid passport. Five years later, Sweden aims to deport him.

Not welcome: the plight of Asian and African refugees in Japan

by Kyoko HASEGAWA / Natsuko FUKUE It has been a decade since Liliane last saw her little girl. She fled Africa in fear for her life, leaving behind everything she knew and loved...

Not welcome: the plight of Asian and African refugees in Japan

Deadly secret: The illegal abortions killing Myanmar’s women

by Caroline HENSHAW Thiri’s heart started pounding and her whole body shook after she swallowed the final dose of pills that would end her unwanted pregnancy in a Yangon...

Deadly secret: The illegal abortions killing Myanmar’s women

The battle continues for imprisoned ‘Rambo’ star Ko Min Htay

Ko Min Htay is one of the most recognizable Burmese actors in the world. His role in the 2008 Hollywood blockbuster Rambo, the fourth film in the Sylvester Stallone series,...

The battle continues for imprisoned ‘Rambo’ star Ko Min Htay