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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Rakhine politicians believe the ruling NLD is exploiting the war and its appointment power over the election commission to wipe their parties from the electoral map.
The United States on Tuesday urged Myanmar's civilian leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to promote an inclusive election and renewed its concern over the marginalization of the Rohingya minority.
The ruling National League for Democracy should stop putting profit over pro-poor land reform, and international donors must ensure support for reform protects ethnic groups and supports peace.
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.
In the second episode in Frontier’s election talk show series, party leaders discuss federalism, the country’s transition and how key reforms can be pursued even before.
NGO director Maw Htun Awng is an ethnic Kachin running as a Shan party candidate. He hopes his parliamentary bid will set an example for how a broad coalition for federalism can be built.
The UNHCR is appealing for more than $1 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of the Muslim refugees, 860,000 of whom still languish in Bangladeshi camps now threatened by internal violence and the coronavirus pandemic.