The Southeast Asian bloc is considering stronger measures against the Myanmar military but a range of factors may preserve the unproductive status quo.
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Residents of conflict-wracked Sagaing and Magway regions who have left for the relative safety of big cities face challenges that include discrimination, harassment and barriers to their children’s education.
By bravely writing about his treatment at the hands of the military, Frontier reporter Ye Mon has exposed its institutional barbarism and hopefully encouraged other survivors to tell their story.
A leaked junta memo shows three Chinese firms appealing to Nay Pyi Taw to arrange liquified natural gas imports from Russia amid economic turmoil in Myanmar.
Teachers at a Sagaing school hit by a military helicopter attack last week have spoken of the terrifying horror of the onslaught – including watching a wounded child screaming in agony, begging to die.
Workers and students from all walks of life are fleeing Myanmar amid a collapse in the country’s job market, a plummeting kyat and massive inflation in the price of basic goods.
Erratic economic decisions by the junta have created an inept foreign exchange system, which has been a boon for black market operators, but has left other sectors on the verge of collapse.
In a rare first-hand account, Frontier journalist Ye Mon recounts being beaten and sexually abused by regime soldiers in December 2021 after being detained at Yangon International Airport.