Political prisoners across Myanmar have continued to express dissent from inside, often with violent consequences, as tensions simmer with prison officials.
Resistance forces have humiliated coup leader Min Aung Hlaing but victory may require a lengthy struggle, and society must stay resilient in the meantime.
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Illegal mining is flourishing at the troubled Moehti Moemi goldfields in Mandalay Region and some say weak law enforcement and corruption are to blame.
After being suppressed under military rule, the desire to revive the memory of Myanmar’s independence leader is understandable, but the erection of Bogyoke Aung San statues in ethnic nationality areas against local wishes offends the ideals he stood and died for.
Despite perceptions that it will bring a rush of Chinese financing for massive infrastructure projects, implementation of the China Myanmar Economic Corridor has so far been relatively cautious.
A consortium in the running for a tender aimed at avoiding power shortages next hot season seems unfazed by the tight deadlines and viability concerns that deterred many foreign bidders.