Myanmar

| MYANMAR

Myanmar's "rice bowl" is in serious crisis, with production at risk. Every day at least a hundred people flock to the passport office hoping to emigrate, for study or work. Record high temperatures have been recorded since 2020, peaking at 47.5 degrees in Chauck. Army violence against civilians. 


During the press conference on the return flight from Canada, Francis warned that even today the cultures of some peoples are considered inferior. He confirmed plans to visit Kazakhstan in September. In his last stop, just 300 kilometres from the Arctic Circle, he advised young Inuit to “Keep walking upwards,” towards the light, separating what is true from what is false. “Be part of a team.”

| 30/07/2022
| VATICAN – CANADA

The military had announced the executions in June. The state newspaper broke the news. They are the first hangings since 1988. Among those sentenced were former Phyo MP Zeya Thaw and the activist known as Ko Jimmy.

| 25/07/2022
| MYANMAR

Three helicopters of the Burmese military junta attacked five villages, forcing the population to flee and damaging places of worship. An Amnesty International investigation denounces the use of landmines in Kayah State.

 

| 20/07/2022
| MYANMAR

Since last year's coup, mining activity in northern Myanmar has increased fivefold. Toxic and radioactive waste amounts to millions of tonnes. Regulation of the industry is almost impossible due to the presence of a militia affiliated with the Burmese regime.

 

| 18/07/2022
| MYANMAR
by Steve Suwannarat

Indonesia’s decision to stop its workers from going to Malaysia because of the latter’s failure to respect a bilateral labour agreement could negatively impact Malaysia’s palm oil production. The Thai Chamber of Commerce estimates that the country needs at least 500,000 foreign workers for its post-COVID recovery.

| 14/07/2022
| SOUTHEAST ASIA

On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.

| 27/10/2020
| VATICAN
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