The participation of tens of thousands of government medical personnel in the Civil Disobedience Movement has created gaps in healthcare that striking doctors and colleagues working at private hospitals are struggling to fill.
Despite the dangers, protesters in the Sagaing Region capital say they will keep hitting the streets – to send a strong message to the people, the junta and the world, and to honour fallen comrades.
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Fields of purple opium poppy stretch across the pastures and peaks of eastern Myanmar, with many farmers reluctant to give up the profitable cash crop.
More than 700 workers have been left jobless after the closure of a Yangon shoe factory that had defied an order to reinstate a sacked workplace labour union member.
Myanmar’s LGBT community is confronting out-dated laws that criminalise their personal lives and hostile attitudes fed by popular culture.
Prolonged ceasefires and a lack of trust have created opportunities for non-state forces to build up their economic and military resources, adding further complexity to ongoing ceasefire and political negotiations.