One in five children in Myanmar go to work instead of school – census

One in five children aged 10 to 17 in Myanmar go to work instead of school, according to figures from a census report on employment published on Monday. The Occupation and Industry report – part of Myanmar’s 2014 census – shows about 1.7 million children between 10 and 17 years of age are working. “Today, […]

Lessons from Asia’s reversal of fortunes

The short flight from Bangkok to Yangon on Sunday took the usual 55 minutes and transported passengers from Thailand’s thriving metropolis to the more surreal world of Myanmar’s former capital. But this time, the “tale of two cities” – one just emerging from the shadows, the other on a rapid development track – had reversed, […]