The National Unity Government’s plan to end discrimination against the Rohingya and replace the 1982 Citizenship Law could face opposition from among its own supporters – if the parallel government gets the chance to implement it.
A network of hardline, pro-military groups known as Pyusawhti is doing its best to spread terror among the population as it fights a dirty war against the democratic forces resisting the coup.
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Members of the 150,000-strong Rohingya community in Malaysia are anxiously watching developments in northern Rakhine State, still hopeful that one day they will be able to return.
Despite ambitious plans for a development project in Maungdaw aimed at boosting trade with Bangladesh, businesspeople in Rakhine say the state’s economy is in deep trouble and may take years to recover from the unfolding crisis.
Myanmar’s most famous clairvoyant was also greatly admired throughout the region for using her wealth to support a foundation that provides free care to needy people.