The Myanmar Hard Talk Facebook page took advantage of the grey area between outright disinformation and legitimate political commentary to spread a nationalist, pro-military agenda.
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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.
Myo Min Tun, who is running as a People's Pioneer Party candidate for the regional assembly in his home city of Mandalay, decided to stand after watching friends in the LGBT+ community being harassed by police.
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The health ministry was able to rapidly scale up testing when the second wave of the virus first broke, but since the wave turned to a flood it has struggled to stay afloat.
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Mobile internet and COVID-19 restrictions have combined to make a free and fair election impossible in Rakhine State, parties say.