As the military brazenly guns down its own citizens in ever-larger numbers, activists are finding new ways to resist.
With most internet access cut, one Frontier reporter struggles to keep their Ayeyarwady Region village informed while dictating stories to editors in Yangon by phone.
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The Union Election Commission's censoring of political party speeches underscores the need for Myanmar to unambiguously enshrine freedom of expression in law.
Two armed gangs of refugees from Myanmar are waging a deadly turf war in the sprawling camp, home to almost a million people, over control of the lucrative cross-border methamphetamine trade.
U Shwe Mann’s party has grown rapidly thanks to the wealth and influence of its leaders, but their military backgrounds cast doubt on its claim.
Two Frontier reporters have been kept in isolation in eastern Shan State since August 31, despite having tested negative for COVID-19. At home in Yangon, a pregnant wife and a two-month-old baby wonder when they’ll be allowed back.
The digital payments sector has boomed in Myanmar over the past six months as consumers have sought to minimise contact with others to curb the spread of COVID-19, and new investment and plans for interoperability could soon deliver a much bigger boost.