After nearly five years of hosting hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh has been implementing hostile policies in an apparent attempt to push them to leave. But with Myanmar in turmoil since the coup, repatriation looks increasingly risky.
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A move by the junta to lower admission standards at universities that train doctors and other healthcare professionals has raised concerns about the quality of future medics
Many government workers who went on strike in protest after the coup are in dire financial straits, and their plight is exacerbated by regime blacklists that block job and travel opportunities.
Despite many challenges, non-junta schools are enabling tens of thousands of children throughout the country to resume their education after more than two years of disruptions.
Myanmar's first executions in decades have stunned the nation, plunging it into a state of rage and mourning. Frontier spoke to Phyo Zayar Thaw’s wife Thazin Nyunt Aung about his death, his life and what this means for the revolution.
Despite international condemnation, the military says it has used the death penalty for the first time in decades, executing four political prisoners including two prominent pro-democracy figures.
The regime’s latest capital controls have spooked the business community, exacerbated the shortage of dollars and sent the kyat plummeting – and experts say the junta could be running out foreign exchange needed for vital imports.
Legal cases against the Myanmar military are piling up around the world. They are slow moving, face many obstacles and verdicts are difficult to enforce – but experts say the impact can extend beyond the courtroom.
The regime’s planned elections are designed to entrench military rule in Myanmar and offer no way out of the country’s crisis.