In late January, a Frontier reporter travelled to a remote, conflict-hit area of Bago Region to cover the distribution of relief items to Karen IDPs.
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A poorly worded statement announcing that restrictions had been lifted in three Yangon townships has caused widespread confusion, with many instead thinking much of the city was no longer under stay-at-home orders.
Though soldiers cast ballots outside their bases for the first time in the November election, the military vote enabled the Union Solidarity and Development Party to clinch rare victories in borderland constituencies.
Government officials are sorting through hundreds of thousands of complaints from households that missed out on a November cash transfer, as new research from the World Bank reveals the heavy toll of the pandemic on vulnerable families.
Myanmar has held together remarkably well amid the pandemic, and the government has a robust new mandate, but now is no time for complacency.
A ban on gatherings of more than 30 people has forced churches to opt for virtual events, and pastors worry the most vulnerable members of their flock will be left out.
The National League for Democracy’s re-election was helped by generous cash and in-kind contributions, but loose campaign finance rules kept much of this support off the books.