The Southeast Asian bloc is considering stronger measures against the Myanmar military but a range of factors may preserve the unproductive status quo.
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Complaint letter filed with the court confirms that police arrested Frontier managing editor Danny Fenster because they believed he was working at Myanmar Now, despite him having resigned from the media outlet in July 2020.
With bars shuttered, universities empty and hook-up apps poleaxed by internet blackouts, dating got much harder in post-coup Myanmar, but young people are still finding love -- often in the heady rush of anti-junta protests.
Opposition to the military regime is complicating efforts to combat a COVID-19 third wave that a government doctor in one of the worst-affected areas says is “out of control”.
The overwhelming rejection of state education since the coup has spawned the emergence of learning alternatives, including plans for both physical and virtual universities.
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.
Anti-coup protesters donned flowers in their hair on Saturday to mark the birthday of the ousted civilian leader, who remains under house arrest and is due to face court again next week.
Frontier Myanmar’s managing editor Danny Fenster today appeared in a special court in Yangon’s Insein Prison to face a charge under section 505-A of the Penal Code, which carries a potential three-year prison term.