The coup is worsening the long-standing tendency to judge cultural output – and film in particular – based on moral convictions.
Consider being a Frontier Member.
Support independent journalism in Myanmar. Become a Frontier member today
With the hot season well underway, residents fear worsening cuts to come, while rising fuel prices and an increased reliance on gas generators threaten to send business costs and commodity prices soaring.
Environmentalists fear the junta is ignoring its climate change mitigation commitments and putting climate-vulnerable Myanmar in a more precarious position.
Amid turmoil and uncertainty, some Myanmar youth have gone overseas or are choosing to remain abroad despite facing financial challenges and survivor’s guilt.
The regime’s push for solar power to rescue Myanmar from massive blackouts has failed, and a new Chinese gas plant and hydropower provide controversial alternatives.
Families of detained protesters had their hopes dashed Sunday after political prisoners were not included in some 1,600 people released by the junta to mark Thingyan, the Buddhist New Year.