By YE MON
A disagreement over simple terminology is grinding peace talks to a standstill, according to Tun Zaw, a central executive member of the ethnic bloc United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC).
The Myanmar Earthquake Committee has warned that the risk exists of a high-intensity earthquake on the **Sagaing Fault** which could trigger a tsunami along the Burmese coastline, and has recommended that preparations be undertaken.
By LIBBY HOGAN / DVB, 3 November 2017
Cer Lui had to make a split decision — to either drive herself to the hospital more than six hours away by motorbike, or stay in her home with her seven children — and deliver her baby.
When her husband found her, she had bled to death due to post-delivery bleeding.
She’s just one of 2,800 women in Burma who die every year from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.
By YE MON
Ahead of a ceremony on 15 October to mark the second anniversary of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), a leading member of the negotiating team for the eight signatories to the accord has called for the Burmese government to do more to move the peace process along.
By Libby Hogan
“At the age of 10, I got my tattoos,” says Ma Lha Sen.
Tracing with her finger the spiderweb-like design covering her face, she retells the story of the two-day, painful process. “It started here,” says the 70-year-old, gesturing at her forehead.
When I ask about the origins of the tattoo tradition she shrugs. “My parents made me get the tattoos. Everyone in the Laytu tribe had to get it.”