LFM News Service 6-14-19

Refugees hold on to hope after years of fighting in Kachin
Sunday will mark eight years since fighting resumed in Kachin State due to the inability to establish a ceasefire, which has prevented refugees from returning to their homes and kept them mired in poverty. 

‘Myanmar not quite ready for digital economy’
Myanmar has prepared a digital transformation roadmap for the years 2018 to 2025 built off a master plan drafted by the Digital Economy Development Committee (DEDC). 

Aung San Suu Kyi finds common ground with Orbán over Islam
From her failure to speak out against ethnic cleansing to imprisoning journalists, the reputation of Aung San Suu Kyi in the west has taken a battering in recent months.  Read More

Free Burma Rangers Will Not Be Allowed to Operate in Myanmar, Military Says
The Myanmar Army will not allow the Free Burma Rangers (FBR) to enter the country, military spokesperson Brigadier-General Zaw Min Tun said. His comments came in response to the group’s announcement that it plans to help displaced persons in Rakhine State, where the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army (AA) are fighting.  Read More

Expect longer blackouts until June 20, YESC says
The YESC said in a statement on Wednesday that it will lengthen the duration of daily power cuts from two hours to six hours in every township in four districts. The longer blackouts were to take effect Wednesday.  Read More

More than 600,000 Children Doing Hazardous Work in Myanmar: ILO
Over 600,000 child laborers in Myanmar are engaged in hazardous work, according to a workforce survey conducted by the International Labor Organization (ILO).  Read More



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