The participation of tens of thousands of government medical personnel in the Civil Disobedience Movement has created gaps in healthcare that striking doctors and colleagues working at private hospitals are struggling to fill.
Despite the dangers, protesters in the Sagaing Region capital say they will keep hitting the streets – to send a strong message to the people, the junta and the world, and to honour fallen comrades.
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Anti-coup protesters donned flowers in their hair on Saturday to mark the birthday of the ousted civilian leader, who remains under house arrest and is due to face court again next week.
Frontier Myanmar’s managing editor Danny Fenster today appeared in a special court in Yangon’s Insein Prison to face a charge under section 505-A of the Penal Code, which carries a potential three-year prison term.
The military regime’s snap closure of the border with Thailand reflects its poor handling of the COVID-19 response, migrant rights groups say, but the Thai government and employers are also making life difficult for workers.
Anti-coup activists have been forced to leave behind their families, friends and careers to escape the military's brutal crackdown on dissent.
U Kyaw Moe Tun says there is an urgent need to take strong collective measures against the military regime, as the Security Council prepares to hold closed-door talks on Myanmar on June 18.
As tensions peaked between Karen and Bamar in early 1949, Burmese irregular forces committed a series of mass killings on the outskirts of the then-capital that have never been officially acknowledged.
In an Ayeyarwady Region town, the first day back at school was marked by low attendance and fear, with many parents resolving to keep their children at home.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Michelle Bachelet said the military leadership was "singularly responsible" for the crisis and "must be held to account".