The Southeast Asian bloc is considering stronger measures against the Myanmar military but a range of factors may preserve the unproductive status quo.
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The hunting of rare and threatened animals in the remote forests of Kachin State appears to have increased due to the pandemic and the military coup, while demand from China continues despite border closures.
After nearly five years of hosting hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh has been implementing hostile policies in an apparent attempt to push them to leave. But with Myanmar in turmoil since the coup, repatriation looks increasingly risky.
A move by the junta to lower admission standards at universities that train doctors and other healthcare professionals has raised concerns about the quality of future medics
Many government workers who went on strike in protest after the coup are in dire financial straits, and their plight is exacerbated by regime blacklists that block job and travel opportunities.
Despite many challenges, non-junta schools are enabling tens of thousands of children throughout the country to resume their education after more than two years of disruptions.
Myanmar's first executions in decades have stunned the nation, plunging it into a state of rage and mourning. Frontier spoke to Phyo Zayar Thaw’s wife Thazin Nyunt Aung about his death, his life and what this means for the revolution.