Under sanctions and desperate for hard currency, the military regime is forcing Myanmar workers abroad to remit earnings through formal channels, with some warning it will only push more migrants to become undocumented.
The regime’s planned population count threatens to boost its powers of surveillance and leave dissidents with few places to hide.
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Myanmar's military escalated its use of mass killings, air and artillery strikes in the past year as it struggles to crush resistance to its coup, the United Nations' rights office said on Tuesday.
Myanmar's military regime has asked China for help implementing a new electronic identification system, state media reported on Wednesday, for a census that critics say will be used to increase surveillance of its opponents.
Militaries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations began their first-ever joint exercises on Tuesday in Indonesia, with a Myanmar junta representative present despite the bloc's ban on its senior leaders.
A Myanmar medical student who left Yangon to provide care in a conflict zone describes a life of constant danger and upheaval, but also burning commitment to the revolution.
Despite a lack of international support, the military regime is pushing ahead with a census that many fear will be used to further oppress dissidents and could intensify conflict.
Myanmar's junta is endangering the life of jailed democracy figurehead Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, her political party said on Thursday, accusing the military of depriving her of medical care and food.
The resistance is increasingly targeting the railway network as the regime revamps it to transport troops and supplies, while civilian passengers risk getting caught in the crossfire.