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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Low energy prices and the high cost of offshore exploration are prompting some energy companies to give back blocks won in a 2014 tender – a development that could hurt Myanmar’s ability to meet its power needs in the years ahead.