Myanmar's military authorities announced a third six-month extension to a state of emergency on Wednesday, effectively delaying elections the junta had pledged to hold by August, citing instability caused by continued resistance attacks as the reason for the move.
Mothers who have lost sons, young women training as combat medics –none of Myanmar's population has been left untouched by the tumult that has engulfed the country since the military coup two years ago.
After months of unpredictable internet shutdowns, people are once again able to reliably connect to the internet. For mobile users though the digital space has been restricted to pre-approved sites, and the junta is heavily monitoring traffic.
With bars shuttered, universities empty and hook-up apps poleaxed by internet blackouts, dating got much harder in post-coup Myanmar, but young people are still finding love -- often in the heady rush of anti-junta protests.
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.