Minister calls for earthquake readiness

Due to frequent earthquakes in 2018, the issue has become a challenge for Myanmar, said U Win Myat Aye, Union minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. “Earthquakes have become a challenge that must be seriously addressed in Myanmar,” he said on Thursday. Myanmar was hit by 31 earthquakes in January, 13 in February, 11 […]

Two-Thirds of Disabled Children Not Enrolled in Formal Education

RANGOON — A joint report published by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) has stated that Burma’s national education law needs to be amended, as two-thirds of the country’s 232,000 disabled children do not obtain a formal education. A 122-page report by Unicef and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement was launched in Naypyidaw on […]

Who’s who: Myanmar’s new cabinet

Take a look inside the National League for Democracy’s new proposed government with insider profiles of the party’s 18 candidates for ministerial posts: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (foreign affairs; president’s office; education; energy and electric power) The National League for Democracy leader needs little introduction. Has vowed to rule “above the president”, and with […]