Beggars or swindlers: untold stories of Yangon beggars

A cry of “Hey, don’t tread on me!” emerged from the busy crowd at the Thadingyut festival food stalls. An old woman, dressed in the brown robes of a yogi, was lying down holding a lit candle with one hand, and grasping a cup with money inside with the other. She was a beggar. Despite […]

Disaster Alert Notification-DAN Application launched

A Disaster Alert Notification-Dan Application developed for the people across the country was launched yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw. The app which is called the “DAN Application” was officially launched by the Disaster Management Department of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement at the Hilton Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw with a number […]

When Yangon is shaking

Is the former capital ready to resist a strong earthquake? Ko Kyaw Zin Latt lives on the 7th floor of a seven-storey building. On a normal day, he relaxes and enjoys the view over Yangon. But on January 12, he enjoyed the shakes instead. That day, an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale […]