Residents of conflict-wracked Sagaing and Magway regions who have left for the relative safety of big cities face challenges that include discrimination, harassment and barriers to their children’s education.
A leaked junta memo shows three Chinese firms appealing to Nay Pyi Taw to arrange liquified natural gas imports from Russia amid economic turmoil in Myanmar.
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The regime’s planned elections are designed to entrench military rule in Myanmar and offer no way out of the country’s crisis.
The regime’s foreign exchange controls sparked a frenzy in gold smuggling to India, but since mid-May it has turned to familiar tactics – intimidation and onerous red tape – to control the trade.
After a decade of relative freedom, Myanmar’s military junta has turned back the clock by banning books, shutting down publishing houses and creating an atmosphere of fear that encourages self-censorship.
As he leaves his post, head of the British embassy Mr Pete Vowles spoke to Frontier about the UK's support for the democracy movement, its hope for a "political solution" to the crisis and why the military miscalculated.
Some anti-coup armed groups have chosen to remain independent of the National Unity Government, with varying degrees of success. Citing distrust of the NUG and disappointment with the NLD, these groups are going it alone or relying on the support of ethnic armed groups.
Ticket sellers have reported a rebound in sales for the state-run Aung Bar Lay lottery but demand remains well down on pre-coup levels due to a consumer boycott that is denying the junta tens of millions of dollars in revenue each year.
With no financial support from the international community, the National Unity Government is working to raise funds for the resistance movement, but many groups fighting on the frontlines don’t have enough money to arm even a fraction of their fighters.
The Ta’ang National Liberation Army have been fighting with the military for more than a decade. General Secretary Tar Bhone Kyaw sits down with Frontier to discuss the group’s position on the military coup, the resistance movement and its conflict with the Restoration Council of Shan State.