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7TH PARA GAMES :MYANMAR WILL HOST IN JANUARY

According to the guiding principles of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation, Myanmar will host the 7th ASEAN Paragames in January with the aim to ensure equality, participation and sharing community. Vice-President U Nyan Tun attended the coordination meeting held at Wunna Theiddhi stadium in Nay Pyi Ta ...

Forced labour shows back-breaking lack of reform in Myanmar military| Reuters

Jul 03, 2015    

BUTHIDAUNG, Myanmar In the fertile river valleys near Myanmar's border with Bangladesh, stateless Rohingya Muslims say there is no let-up in soldiers forcing them into hard labour, despite the government launching a campaign three years ago to end the practice.The military, which ruled the former Burma for nearly half a century before handing power to a semi-civilian government in 2011, has vowed to end forced labour. President Thein Sein, a former general, promised in 2012 to eradicate what was once a military custom within three years.But army units in the north of Myanmar's restive Rakhine ...

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