Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from April, 2009
Malaysia: Humans as Commodities
In early 2009, Malaysia had the dubious privilege of being investigated by the US senate for the trafficking of humans. News reports stated that the migrants involved were mostly from Myanmar, but other foreigners were also allegedly taken by the government officials to the Malaysian-Thai border, where they were extorted or sold to human trafficking syndicates.
Diarrhea deaths in Myanmar
The Irrawaddy reports that there is a diarrhea outbreak in Rangoon City in Myanmar.
DoGooderTV: Voting Open for the NonProfit Video Awards
The voting period to select the winners of the DogooderTV 2009 Non Profit Video Awards ends this Saturday, April 25, so now is the perfect time to head over to their site, view the different videos uploaded by organizations to promote a cause. Today we´ll show you some of the competing videos which focus on international issues.
Myanmar: Internet slowdown
Internet connection in Myanmar has slowed down the past few weeks because of a damaged submarine cable. Internet connection is expected to return to normal this week.