A boycott launched in the wake of the February 1 coup has caused sales of Myanmar Beer to plummet – and may even have wiped US$1 billion off the value of its military-linked parent company.
Sagaing Region residents equipped with single-shot traditional rifles known as “tumi guns” – and in some cases more modern weaponry – are resisting security forces’ attempts to crush anti-coup protests.
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Four Myanmar women recently travelled to the US to witness the historic election there, and despite many criticisms of the campaign, still found many positives to be taken from the country’s political system.
A decision by the Yangon regional government to ban heavy trucks from the city’s streets during the day was blamed for a massive traffic jam on Strand Road yesterday.
IDP camp residents say abductions and forced recruitment are increasing as the war between the Tatmadaw and ethnic armed groups grinds on.