About 250 desperate Rohingya refugees reached western Indonesia on a decrepit, overcrowded wooden boat Thursday, bringing the total number reported by local officials to have arrived this week to nearly 600.
Pa-O residents say a military-aligned militia is increasingly relying on compulsory conscription and extortion to build up its forces as Myanmar’s post-coup conflict penetrates deeper in southern Shan State.
A Chinese state-owned company and the military regime are quietly pushing forward with a railway line that would run through active conflict zones, after lengthy delays due to Myanmar’s wariness, COVID-19 and then the coup.
In a new book, a former Frontier editor explains how the Myanmar military has preserved its power over decades, the terrible cost this has inflicted on the country and what the world should do about it.
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.