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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A fight for territory between Shan and Ta’ang armed groups in northern Shan State is displacing thousands, in a conflict in which the Tatmadaw has been accused of taking sides.
Preparations are underway to elect ward and village tract administrators, who play a vital local role for a pittance and have been at the frontline of the COVID-19 response.
The minimum penalty for trafficking marijuana is 10 years’ imprisonment but that hasn’t deterred an increasing number of dealers from selling openly on social media.