Environmental protection in Myanmar was long under the jurisdiction of the military regime. Gradual democratic reform has seen a change in strategy. Rangoon is now allowing NGOs to come in and work with local populations to protect the enviroment.
The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army has declared a one-month ceasefire and asked the government to follow suit. Myanmar and Bangladesh are facing a humanitarian crisis as the Muslim minority group flees violence.
Indian PM Narendra Modi is visiting Myanmar at a tricky time when the country and its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi are increasingly coming under sharp international criticism due to the plight of Rohingya Muslims.
The Indian government says it is working on a plan to deport thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in the country illegally. They are now being viewed as a security threat. Murali Krishnan reports.
As migrants try to avoid new penalties for being in Thailand illegally, reports suggest they're being fleeced at the border. Tens of thousands of foreign workers have fled the country in recent days.
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