An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has attracted ridicule for airing grand development plans at a time when the economy is in crisis, but even the regime’s more rational economic goals are unlikely to be achievable.
The fallout from the February 1 coup has left the economy reeling, with far-reaching disruption to businesses and an inability to plan for the future. Frontier spoke to six business leaders on the steps they are taking to survive and what needs to happen for Myanmar to avoid economic calamity.
A Frontier reporter who was shot on March 27 recounts the growing brutality of security forces in Myanmar’s second-largest city and their efforts to stop anyone trying to document their bloody crackdowns.
Arguing against calls for foreign companies to halt operations that benefit the Tatmadaw, Total's CEO said the French energy giant has a duty not to cut power production that millions of people and hospitals depend on.
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.