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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Determined voters have overlooked the threat of COVID-19 to turn out in large numbers across the country, although some were concerned at the lack of.
Voters in Yangon’s northern Mayangone Township say exercising their right to vote is more important than worrying about catching COVID-19 on Sunday.
Unclear instructions from above, staff and budgetary shortages and the risk posed by the coronavirus have local election officials struggling to organise a safe and orderly vote.
Cancelled constituencies have grabbed headlines, but conflict and armed groups play a much bigger role in determining the outcome and fairness of elections in Myanmar.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday expressed hope that weekend elections in Myanmar would allow for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees.
A campaign marked by disappointment in the Union Election Commission and disruption from COVID-19 ends with sharply heightened tensions between the government and the Tatmadaw.