Political prisoners across Myanmar have continued to express dissent from inside, often with violent consequences, as tensions simmer with prison officials.
Resistance forces have humiliated coup leader Min Aung Hlaing but victory may require a lengthy struggle, and society must stay resilient in the meantime.
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Members of the Muslim community are facing long delays in citizenship applications unless they acquiesce to officials’ suggestions that they be labelled “Bengali”.
The government is conducting a long-overdue review of the opaque, graft-riddled jade industry, which is dominated by powerful vested interests whose activities are costing Myanmar billions of dollars a year in lost revenue.