LFM News Service 4-12-19

KNU to meet with Tatmadaw, govt on restarting peace talks
https://www.mmtimes.com/news/knu-meet-tatmadaw-govt-restarting-peace-talks.htmlThe Karen National Union (KNU) will meet with the government’s National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) on Thursday in a bid to restart peace negotiations, six months after it suspended its participation.  Read More


Myanmar Workers Bound for Malaysia Stuck With Stifling Fees
Outside a drab concrete compound in central Yangon, a short walk from the looming gold spire of Shwedagon Pagoda, dozens of young men and women huddle in the shade waiting their turn.  Read More

The challenges and beauties of traveling to Myanmar
Rudyard Kipling brought worldwide attention to Myanmar – then part of colonial British India – in a famed 1890 poem called “Mandalay.” Kipling extolled the beauty of this mysterious, off-the-beaten path land and its people.  Read More

Flamboyant funeral sees off Myanmar monk in costly style
It took the monk’s followers nine months to raise the $80,000 needed for the extravagant cremation – a fortune in one of Asia’s poorest countries.  Read More

The worst places to be a child in 2018
The futures of millions of children living in countries affected by armed conflict are at risk, as warring parties continue to commit grave violations against children, and world leaders fail to hold perpetrators accountable – Unicef says.  Read More

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