The National Unity Government’s plan to end discrimination against the Rohingya and replace the 1982 Citizenship Law could face opposition from among its own supporters – if the parallel government gets the chance to implement it.
A network of hardline, pro-military groups known as Pyusawhti is doing its best to spread terror among the population as it fights a dirty war against the democratic forces resisting the coup.
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Myanmar’s banking system has barely functioned since tens of thousands of private sector workers walked off the job three weeks ago in an effort to.
Police have fired live rounds as well as tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets in response to large demonstrations across the country in the bloodiest day yet since the February 1 coup.
Police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up peaceful demonstrations in major cities, with videos and photos showing officers and people in plainclothes beating and violently arresting protesters.
As the military-owned Myawaddy Bank suspends operations following a run on withdrawals, government retirees worry their next pension payments from state-owned Myanma Economic Bank won’t come.
The military’s attempts to co-opt ethnic leaders have had only patchy success, but the NLD’s troubled relationship with ethnic parties has hindered a broader alliance against the coup.
As authorities resort to nightly internet shutdowns, customers are urging internet providers to speak out against the junta’s directives – and offer refunds.