LFM News Service 5-10-19

Number of inpatients at govt hospitals grows by a million
The ministry’s records showed that 3 million inpatients were treated at government hospitals in 2018, up from 1.8 million in 2013. Including outpatients, 17 million people were treated at government hospitals in 2018, according to the ministry.  Read More

Christian persecution ‘at near genocide levels’
The review, led by the Bishop of Truro the Right Reverend Philip Mounstephen, estimated that one in three people suffer from religious persecution.  Christians were the most persecuted religious group, it found.  Read More

Cyclone Raises Fears About Vulnerability of Rohingya Refugee Camps
Damage from Cyclone Fani in eastern India and southwestern Bangladesh last week is raising concern about what could happen if a similar storm struck southeastern Bangladesh, which has a large refugee population.  Read More

Eleven injured as plane slides off Myanmar runway
Eleven people were injured as a plane slid off a runway while landing at Yangon airport in Myanmar Wednesday, police said, as a freak storm hit the city.  Read More


After the Sri Lanka bombings: why Myanmar won’t be next
Despite government concern and suspicion in the wake of deadly terror attacks in Sri Lanka, Myanmar is not a likely target for Islamic extremism. Read More

Myanmar press freedom ‘suffocating’ despite Reuters reporters’ release
Media freedom advocates praised the surprise release of Reuters reporters in Myanmar but stressed the pair should never have been jailed in the first place and called for sweeping reforms of paralysing press laws.  Read More


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