Pro-military Facebook accounts are seeking to drive a wedge between ethnic armed groups and civilian resistance with disinformation, but are struggling to break the unity of the anti-coup opposition.
The World Bank has warned in a new report that Myanmar faces severe economic losses and a doubling of poverty as a result of the combined impact of the coup and COVID-19, with the military regime unable to govern effectively.
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About 120,000 people have languished in camps for the internally displaced in Rakhine State since 2012 and among them are hundreds of Kaman, the only Muslim group among Myanmar’s 135 officially-recognised ethnic groups.
The return did not begin as planned on January 23 and further delays are expected amid reports of growing uneasiness among refugees over the repatriation process.
A man who spent nearly 20 years in prison has been motivated by the brazen assassination of prominent lawyer U Ko Ni to establish an organisation that helps former prisoners to rehabilitate their lives.