Some pro-democracy activists who fled to territory controlled by the Karen National Union for training to fight the junta say they became victims of forcible recruitment, while others are upset at the NUG for failing to provide them with weapons.
Life is hard for freelance miners in Hpakant, where the precious gem coveted in China generates billions of dollars in blackmarket revenue from which neither the people of Kachin State nor the government receive little benefit.
The Myanmar Police Force is under the Ministry of Home Affairs, one of three ministries controlled by the military. What are the dreams and aspirations of the men and women who help to maintain law and order?
The Kayin State Border Guard Force has come under intense pressure from the Tatmadaw over its extensive, controversial business interests and there’s concern the ultimatum could trigger fresh hostilities in one of the country’s most war-torn areas.