A boycott of state schools under military rule has caused a spike in enrollments at ethnic community schools and created opportunities for ethnic armed groups to broaden and strengthen trust and understanding with the public.
Since being banned from Facebook, some of the most prominent spreaders of hate speech and disinformation have moved to Telegram, and fact-checkers say the messaging app is doing little to regulate its platform.
Some factory owners have been accused of exploiting and failing to protect their employees during the latest COVID-19 outbreak, and with unions lying low since the coup, workers are unable to seek redress.
For the eighth instalment in our travel series about wild swimming spots, we head to the west coast of Ayeyarwady Region and delight in pristine beaches, idyllic islands and one of the country’s best bridge jumps.
For many at the rally in downtown Yangon on December 10, showing support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the opening day of hearings at the International Court of Justice was a matter of fulfilling their national duty.
Eighteen months into her mandate, UN special envoy Ms Christine Schraner Burgener faces criticism that she’s done little but sweet-talk the authorities – but keeping the world in the dark about her activities is all part of her “quiet diplomacy” strategy.
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.