|Families and friends of those addicted to alcohol often suffer. Photo: Al-Anon Family Groups|
Helen May says it was after she was introduced to a local woman in Yangon struggling to cope with an alcoholic father that she decided her outreach for people affected by a person’s alcoholism might prove useful in Myanmar.
|The 14 Michaungkan demonstrators arrive at court in Kyauktada Township on the afternoon of February 26, 2015. Photo: Nan Myint/Mizzima|
Yangon municipal police moved in to demolish the Michaungkan protest camp at around 3 am in the morning on February 26 and arrested 14 land rights protesters and four other people.
|Allegations have been made that a 17-year-old boy was forced to join the military. Here, a boy wearing white shirt (R), who was discharged from the Myanmar army, walks past a security official as he leaves after the ceremony of handover for discharged minors to parents or guardians in Yangon, Myanmar, January 18, 2014. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA|
Two men were forcibly recruited by the Myanmar military in Yangon recently when they went to look for work but one managed to escape, according to a report by the Kantarawaddy Times and Burma News International on February 25.
|Beijing says it is not interfering in the conflict in Myanmar's northern Shan State. The Chinese border gate of Nansan, Yunnan, China on August 30, 2009. Photo: David and Jessie/Flickr|
China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei says that China forbids any organization and individual carrying out activities that undermine Sino-Myanmar relations or the stability of the border area on Chinese territory.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has warned that Myanmar “seems headed in the wrong direction and needs urgently to get back on track” in a crucial year for the country’s democratic transition and long-term reconciliation, according to a press release issued on February 25.
|On the Road to Mandalay - A classic car hurtles along a dust road on the Singapore to Myanmar classic car enthusiasts' rally. Photo: Endurance Rally Association|
The Singapore to Myanmar classic car rally arrived at the final destination of Bagan after a grueling but enjoyable 24 days on the road, according to the organizers on February 24.