Trapped in an economic mess of its own making, Myanmar’s military regime is seeking to recoup drops in revenue through new tax measures – with seemingly limited success so far.
Under sanctions and desperate for hard currency, the military regime is forcing Myanmar workers abroad to remit earnings through formal channels, with some warning it will only push more migrants to become undocumented.
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A health sector strike and an uneven public boycott of coronavirus jabs under the military regime has made even Myanmar’s modest vaccination goals seem delusional.
Activists daub roadways with red paint to protest against the bloody crackdown on protests, as an online drive to finance the resistance nears $10 million.
The fallout from the February 1 coup has left the economy reeling, with far-reaching disruption to businesses and an inability to plan for the future. Frontier spoke to six business leaders on the steps they are taking to survive and what needs to happen for Myanmar to avoid economic calamity.
Anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar decorated boiled eggs on Sunday, as Pope Francis in his Easter message expressed solidarity with the country's youth.
A Frontier reporter who was shot on March 27 recounts the growing brutality of security forces in Myanmar’s second-largest city and their efforts to stop anyone trying to document their bloody crackdowns.
On Saturday, the 10 major rebel groups that are signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement met virtually to discuss the situation, condemning the junta’s use.
With youth flocking to join the Kachin Independence Army since the Tatmadaw took power, Frontier spoke to the young Kachin who believe armed revolution is the only way forward.