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.
Following the devastation of Cyclone Mocha, the Arakan Army says it will work with the military regime to help people in Rakhine, but that cooperative spirit appears to be one-sided, with the junta still facing accusations of holding up aid for political purposes.
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Although Omicron is thought to be less severe than Delta, public health experts warn Myanmar could still face a deadly fourth wave due to low vaccination rates, a reliance on less effective Chinese-made vaccines, and a weak public health system.
As Myanmar’s universities reopen, the regime is returning to the decades-old playbook of previous regimes in an effort to turn a generation of students into pacified subjects.
The proposed sale of Norwegian telecoms giant Telenor's Myanmar subsidiary could put sensitive personal data of millions of customers into the hands of the junta, according to a complaint filed on Tuesday.
The Ta’ang National Liberation Army marked its revolution day last month with a show of force in Tangyang Township, one of many areas where it is working to consolidate power after victories over the Restoration Council of Shan State in 2021.
The triple stressors of COVID-19, climate change and the coup have ruptured the political landscape in Myanmar, making it possible to think about the roles of ethnic armed groups in new ways.
Many of the thousands of civil servants who joined the Civil Disobedience Movement have endured a year of fear and financial difficulties but they remain resolute in their refusal to work for the regime.
Images from Frontier's photographers capture the brutality of the military regime and the defiance of the people during a year marked by protests, bloodshed and revolution.