Restrictions imposed since the resumption of fighting with the Arakan Army have left Rakhine State dangerously short of medical supplies, which critics say is a form of collective punishment.
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The senior general’s policies are focused on regime survival and will do little to revive Myanmar’s battered economy when his illegitimate rule is the main obstacle to stability and growth.
Myanmar's military says it has released almost 6,000 prisoners, including a former British ambassador, a Japanese journalist and an Australian economics adviser, in an amnesty to mark National Day.
The people may bear the brunt of the Financial Action Task Force’s demotion of the country, creating an urgent need for more creative approaches from the international community.
Dire economic circumstances are forcing an increasing number of school-aged children to work to support their families, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation in risky environments.
While most people living in junta-controlled cities like Mandalay and Yangon have begun paying their electricity bills, a fierce boycott continues in resistance strongholds across Sagaing and Magway regions.
With Aung San Suu Kyi behind bars, a more collective form of leadership is driving the struggle against military rule, but is this a strength or a weakness?