The surprise decision to fix the rate of the kyat has harmed the competitiveness of Myanmar’s rice exports, traders say, and orders from abroad are already beginning to decline.
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As the people of Myanmar express solidarity with Ukraine while waiting for help of their own, the international community’s response to Russia’s invasion shows that it can take concerted action when it chooses to.
Marking Armed Forces Day, also the anniversary of the military's bloodiest protest crackdown, the junta pledges to annihilate resistance as Western countries unveil new sanctions.
Across rural Myanmar, villagers who once volunteered to help stop the spread of COVID-19 are instead fleeing from military crackdowns or joining armed resistance. By.
The military has taken over Myanmar’s courts and moved them inside prisons to prosecute anti-regime activists, as calls grow for judges to join the mass strike of civil servants.
As the economy continues to struggle under the junta's mismanagement, people in Myanmar are now contending with daily power outages and water shortages.
Military-linked social media accounts, mainly on Telegram, continue to dox activists and encourage violence, including assassinations. Although one of the most controversial accounts was recently removed from the platform, critics say Telegram is still not doing enough to regulate content.
With most charity groups in hiding and regular blood donors afraid or unwilling to donate at state-run facilities, illegal “blood brokers” are increasingly preying on those in need amid a blood shortage.