Asia Pacific Topics

Myanmar tells women when to have babies

Jun 4, 2015

Myanmar tells women when to have babies

If mother of two Sandar Myat Min chooses to have another child, Myanmar’s government could decide when she can become pregnant. A law enacted last month by the quasi-civilian government allows officials in the Buddhist-majority nation to order women to wait three years between ...

Malaysia, Myanmar begin searching for migrants at sea

May 22, 2015

Malaysia, Myanmar begin searching for migrants at sea

Malaysian Navy ships have begun searching the seas for stranded boat people in the first official rescue operation since desperate migrants started washing onto Southeast Asia’s shores. Meanwhile, Myanmar on Friday carried out its first rescue of a migrant boat. Thousands of Bangladeshis and ...