CORRECTED-Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi visits Myanmar in SE Asia tour, promises vaccines

YANGON, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi discussed closer cooperation with Myanmar and promised vaccines against COVID-19, state-run television said on Monday, after he arrived on the first stop of a five-day tour of Southeast Asia. Wang met President Win Myint and Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto head of the […]

‘Spreading like wildfire’: Facebook fights hate speech before Myanmar poll

YANGON: One of two Muslims allowed to run for the ruling party in Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s general election on Sunday (Nov 8), Sithu Maung, worries fake news on Facebook could damage his chances. Within a torrent of racist abuse and misinformation posted about him ahead of the polls are false claims he plans to close Buddhist […]

Mandalay fish, chicken farmers cry foul over food safety ‘misinformation’

Operators of integrated fish-chicken farms in Mandalay Region have denied accusations that their products pose a health risk to consumers. The farmers, who raise chickens above fish ponds, accused fish-feed manufacturers of spreading what they described as false information that fish fed with chicken manure carry disease and are unsafe to eat. U Nay Thurein, […]