The leader of a Tatmadaw-controlled Border Guard Force in a remote region of Kachin State has emerged as a key player in the global rare earth trade, and has turned the territory under his de facto control into a mining hub at a high environmental cost.
New restrictions on the sale and distribution of oxygen to the public have made it harder to treat COVID-19 patients at home and social welfare groups have warned the rules could result in more preventable deaths.
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Frontier speaks with Scot Marciel, the US Ambassador to Myanmar, on sanctions, the peace process and ongoing security operations in Maungdaw.
Mr Scot Marciel was the principal deputy assistant secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs before assuming his role as ambassador to Myanmar earlier this year. He spoke to Frontier’s Sean Gleeson.
Eleven Media Group's CEO and chief editor have been arrested over an opinion piece that appeared to accuse Yangon's chief minister of corruption.