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.
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A goalkeeper boycotting Myanmar's World Cup qualifiers has urged his teammates to "stand with the people" and raise the three-finger salute while playing in Japan.
French energy giant Total said the military regime would no longer receive cash payments linked to a pipeline operated jointly with Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise.
Local defence forces armed with homemade guns are inflicting heavy blows on the Tatmadaw, but some groups worry how long they can hold out without greater support from the National Unity Government.
Dozens of members of the junta’s security forces were killed on May 23, fighters in a civilian resistance group said, amid heavy fighting in Kayah and southern Shan states.
More expensive inputs, declining crop prices and a possible dearth of affordable credit could push millions of farmers into destitution and debt.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing added that the regime wants to establish a “federal state based on multi-party democracy” within a year but mooted a further six-month extension of the state of emergency.
Union Election Commission chair Thein Soe told a meeting of political parties on Friday that National League for Democracy leaders could also be prosecuted as “traitors to the nation”.
Japanese journalist and former Insein detainee Yuki Kitazumi says he hopes "the power of the Japanese government that got me released will be used for people in Myanmar".