LFM News Service 2-22-19

Indian Troops Seal Off India-Myanmar Border
At least two infantry companies from the Indian army have been deployed in Mizoram, a state located at the border with Myanmar’s Paletwa Township in southern Chin State as fighting intensifies in the area between the Myanmar Military and the Arakan Army (AA).  Read More

Infographic: The Suu Kyi Government’s Performance in Numbers
Nearly three years after taking office, the National League for Democracy (NLD) has garnered mixed reviews for its efforts to transform the country into a democracy.  Read More

23,000 young Myanmar people headed overseas for work in January
Almost 10% of the population of Myanmar is now resident overseas.
  Migrant workers from the country have hit 5 million, against a resident population of 54 million, according to an official from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.  Read More

Christian settlement flourishes in Sagaing’s Bamar heartland
Tucked in the predominantly Buddhist Bamar community in Sagaing Region is a thriving Christian village inhabited by people of Portuguese ancestry dating back to the 15th century during the reign of Inwa King Anaukpetlun.  Read More

Rising Public Concern Over Vacant Land Law Amendment Goes Unaddressed
The six-month window for the registration of vacant, fallow and virgin land for the use of agribusiness in accordance with the newly amended Vacant, Fallow and Virgin (VFV) Land Management Law will come to a close on March 11.  Read More

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi expected at U.N. in Geneva next week
Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been criticized by the West over the government’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims and other human rights concerns, is scheduled to speak at the United Nations in Geneva next week, a U.N. official said on Thursday.  Read More

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