Following the devastation of Cyclone Mocha, the Arakan Army says it will work with the military regime to help people in Rakhine, but that cooperative spirit appears to be one-sided, with the junta still facing accusations of holding up aid for political purposes.
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Lower than expected power demand due to cooler weather and the impact of COVID-19 means lengthy power cuts are unlikely this hot season despite delays to three emergency power projects.
The latest instalment in our series about wild swimming spots focuses on little-visited Ye in southern Mon State, where we discover shipwrecks, deserted beaches and technicolour sunsets.
Regional action is needed to stem the unprecedented violence in Rakhine State and should include a push by ASEAN leaders for a ceasefire between the Tatmadaw and Arakan Army.
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From meditation to memory games, former political prisoners in Myanmar are dishing out tips on surviving isolation in a pandemic.
Research shows that social distancing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and viruses with a high infection rate in general.
The government has so far done little to prevent a mass departure from Yangon in advance of the holiday, which could result in COVID-19 spreading from the country’s largest city to other areas of Myanmar.
Three projects totaling 900 megawatts that were due to go live on April 3 remain weeks, possibly months, away from completion. But thanks to COVID-19 and the apparent absence of a signed contract, the developers may avoid the heavy fines.