Some seven million people in Burma regularly chew betel quid and tobacco – a habit that causes more than 60,000 deaths in the country every year.
This partnership with local taxi drivers and their unions is unique to Burma, Sam Bool, Uber’s expansion general manager for Southeast Asia, told Reuters.
The data covered the four days of public holiday from 13–16 April, a period renowned for drunken revelry.
“The fact that I was in jail cannot be washed away in a shower,” said Myo Ko Ko San at today’s press conference.
The story of a three-year-old in Sagaing Division sheds light on a long-hushed issue in Burma: child rape, reports of which have risen 40 percent this year.
City official acknowledges there has been a marked increase in the number of children begging at junctions and traffic lights around central Mandalay, and said it was down to “economic…