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    Yangon residents line up to get medical oxygen tanks refilled for relatives with COVID-19.

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    Locals try to be one another’s lifeline in these  tough days. The UN World Food Programme says 90% of government activity has ceased.

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    Bodies of COVID-19 victims in queue for burial at the Kyisu Cemetery, Yangon.

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    Bodies of those who died from the pandemic  ahead of burial at the Karanikan Islamic Cemetery in Mandalay.

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    A mother waits for the release of her son from Insein prison, Yangon.

Pandemic Gives Wildlife Campaigners A Push in Vietnam

More public awareness of the link between wildlife and pandemics has given conservation groups a wider entry point to step up campaigns against their use. But COVID-19 restrictions have also led wildlife traffickers and sellers to turn to social platforms to push their trade.

Philippines: COVID-19 Gives Vintage Clothing Gets A Fresh Appeal

Vintage fashion appeals to consumers who would like their purchases to have a smaller environmental footprint. For the women entrepreneurs who sell them, they are a source of livelihood in hard times, a creative outlet and advocacy  — toward sustainability.

IN NUMBERS: THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

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Views and Points

“ဝမ်းနည်းပါတယ်ပြောရုံမျှနဲ့ မလုံလောက်ဘူး” (ရိုဟင်ဂျာတစ်ဦးဖြစ်ရခြင်း)

မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ၌ ဆယ်စုနှစ်များစွာတည်ရှိခဲ့သည့် ဖိနှိပ်ကြမ်းကြုတ် လူမဆန်သောစနစ်ကို ဖြိုချဖျက်ဆီးရေး အတွက် အချိန်ယူရဦးမည်ဟု ဒုက္ခသည်ဟောင်း ဟက်ဖ်ဆာ တာမီဆူဒင်က ပြောသည်။ ၎င်းသည် အတိတ်က ဖြစ်ခဲ့သည်များ၊ ရိုဟင်ဂျာတို့ တစ်နေ့ ဖြစ်လာမည်ဟု မျှော်လင့်သည့် အနာဂတ်တို့ အကြောင်း ပြောပြခဲ့သည်။ ‘မြန်မာက ကျမရဲ့ နိုင်ငံ။ ရိုဟင်ဂျာကတော့ ကျမ ရဲ့လူမျိုး’ ဟု ပြောသည်။

Being Rohingya: ‘It’s Not Enough To Just Say Sorry’

It will take time for Myanmar to dismantle the oppressive, dehumanising system in place for decades, says ex-refugee Hafsar Tameesuddin, who talks to us about the past and a future her Rohingya community  imagines, and hope to see become reality one day. ‘Myanmar is my country, Rohingya is my identity’.

The S Files: Sustainability in Numbers

The ‘S Files’ looks at varied facets of our ongoing conversation around sustainability.

IN NUMBERS: Southeast Asia’s Online Behaviour

This set of infographics describes how Southeast Asians’ digital lives are: how connected they are, how long they are online, theirs views on misinformation, their age profiles, and more.

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The Myanmar police came for me. My unsuspecting mother offered them tea.

Enthusiasm and a sense of public duty, lack of safety, worries about income and professional work arrangements. All of these mix in how life has been since the February coup in Myanmar, a young local  journalist recounts in this personal account.

The Name of the (Misinformation) Game? Our Choices

A fun way of getting a serious message across is what the online game ‘ChoicesIMake’, developed by a Malaysian group on news and information, literacy, aims for. Ready?

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COVID-19 Disrupts the Philippines’ Migration Story

The Philippines, the world’s top exporter of labour, is seeing group after group of overseas workers return after losing their jobs in the wake of the economic shock dealt by the COVID-19 crisis. The country has never seen anything like this in its 50 years of experience in labour exports. How will the pandemic change migration? Johanna Son of Reporting ASEAN reports in this Q&A chat.

COVID-19: Tips for A Saner Digital Diet in Viral Times

Infodemic. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, online spaces in Southeast Asia have become a petri dish of deafening ‘noise’ and filth on steroids, into which fear-based behaviour sinks comfortably. But in the end, using online spaces involves personal responsibility, and cannot be passed on to Big Tech.

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