Another jump in fuel prices since Russia invaded Ukraine has brought extra suffering for the people of Myanmar as they struggle with economic fallout from the coup and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Successive generations of Myanmar hip hop have pushed back against a repressive government and a conservative culture – at least, until the National League for Democracy came to power.
Myo Min Tun, who is running as a People's Pioneer Party candidate for the regional assembly in his home city of Mandalay, decided to stand after watching friends in the LGBT+ community being harassed by police.
If Myanmar needs a guide in its fight against COVID-19, it need look no further than what human rights law already demands of it.
The recent publication of famed historian Dr Than Tun’s PhD thesis on Buddhism and Bagan provides a reminder that the primary sources do not support much of what we have been taught about Myanmar’s first empire.
The health ministry was able to rapidly scale up testing when the second wave of the virus first broke, but since the wave turned to a flood it has struggled to stay afloat.
The election in the southern Mandalay Region township is a fierce contest between the ruling NLD and military-backed USDP, but local enthusiasm for the vote is muted – and a lack of voter education isn’t helping.