Day: March 17, 2020

Myanmar’s Ruling NLD Votes Down Bill on Ethnic Chief Ministers

Myanmar’s ruling party lawmakers on Tuesday rejected an opposition party-sponsored bill to amend the constitution to allow chief ministers in ethnic minority regions to be elected, rather than appointed by the country’s president, legislators said.

Military-appointed and ethnic parliamentarians supported …

Posted in Legal March 17, 2020

Myanmar Denials Define COVID-19 Response

In a world beset by the coronavirus pandemic, denial is becoming an increasingly rare commodity – but don’t tell that to Myanmar’s government, which still claims there are no cases of COVID-19 in the country.

Astonishingly, government spokesperson Zaw Htay …

Posted in Health March 17, 2020

On the Frontlines: Preventing Coronavirus in Cox’s Bazar

COVID-19 continues to sweep global news headlines, with updates each hour informing us of the latest number of reported cases and quarantine measures. Everywhere you turn, people are stocking up on essentials, working remotely, or even on lockdown. In fact, …

Posted in Health March 17, 2020