Cash-strapped schools on the border are struggling to accommodate children fleeing war and poverty in Myanmar, while teachers in the Civil Disobedience Movement who fled to Thailand have to work in fields and factories due to lack of support.
Recent construction on militarised islands off Myanmar has sent the media into a tizzy, but despite rampant speculation, experts say it’s unlikely China is behind it, though India may still have cause for concern.
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The regime’s push for solar power to rescue Myanmar from massive blackouts has failed, and a new Chinese gas plant and hydropower provide controversial alternatives.
Families of detained protesters had their hopes dashed Sunday after political prisoners were not included in some 1,600 people released by the junta to mark Thingyan, the Buddhist New Year.
There are already signs that the coup has prompted an increase in illegal mining and logging, and regime economic policies are set to compound the environmental destruction at a time when activists and communities are unable to push back.
Experts warn that the post-coup crackdown that has displaced more than 100,000 children in Myanmar and left many without one or both of their parents will leave lasting scars.
As the people of Myanmar express solidarity with Ukraine while waiting for help of their own, the international community’s response to Russia’s invasion shows that it can take concerted action when it chooses to.
Marking Armed Forces Day, also the anniversary of the military's bloodiest protest crackdown, the junta pledges to annihilate resistance as Western countries unveil new sanctions.
Across rural Myanmar, villagers who once volunteered to help stop the spread of COVID-19 are instead fleeing from military crackdowns or joining armed resistance. By.
The United States has determined that the violence against the Rohingya minority committed by Myanmar's military amounted to genocide and crimes against humanity.
More than a year after the first anti-coup militias began to form and wage armed struggle against Myanmar’s military regime, young activists continue to stage peaceful protests in the streets despite brutal repression.