Vital conservation activities have been suspended since the 2021 coup, while growing conflict and lawlessness have fuelled a reported rise in illegal fishing techniques that threaten the endangered species.
A frontline medic writes of two individuals she met in Kayah State, whose stories exemplify the diverse ways Myanmar’s youth are contributing to, and sacrificing for, the revolution.
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Nationalist leaders are in uproar over a planned law to protect women, which could see the partial repeal of four controversial laws enacted by the previous government.
Soaring mobile phone use has driven a boom in installing rooftop transmission towers, and some companies are striving to ensure that they intrude on urban skylines as little as possible.
The breakdown in trust between nationwide ceasefire non-signatories and the government and military can only be overcome through better communication, and in particular regular informal talks.