Trade between the once-thriving border towns of Muse and Ruili is restarting after nearly three years, but remains restricted to a trickle of trucks, with Myanmar wary of the COVID-19 surge in China.
The regime's sudden decision has hobbled Myanmar citizens seeking better lives overseas and risks depriving migrant workers of legal protections, with rights groups suspecting a ploy to target dissidents.
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Many groups plan to boycott the regime’s new Organization Registration Law for political and safety reasons, but also fear this could leave them unable to respond to Myanmar’s humanitarian crisis.
Rice prices are going up, hitting ordinary Myanmar consumers, but smallholder farmers must still contend with higher costs of fertiliser and diesel.
Karenni refugees who fled conflict decades ago are channelling aid to newly displaced families in Kayah State – although unlike these families, they have few hopes of ever going home.
Chinese and Myanmar nationals have fallen prey to fake job postings in the Wa autonomous zone of northeastern Myanmar, where they are kept prisoner, beaten and forced to run online scams.
A group of young people, some with first-hand experience of harsh prison conditions, face persecution while providing vital support to political prisoners and their families.
The freed Australian economic advisor talks to Frontier about the military regime that put him behind bars and the views of fellow prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi.
A survey of rivers and lakes using pioneering DNA technology has shed new light on Myanmar’s rich biodiversity, but also revealed some spiralling threats.
Resistance to the junta is much more likely to succeed if, rather than relying on armed force, it gives equal weight to non-violent strategies – including encouraging defections.