The National Unity Government’s plan to end discrimination against the Rohingya and replace the 1982 Citizenship Law could face opposition from among its own supporters – if the parallel government gets the chance to implement it.
A network of hardline, pro-military groups known as Pyusawhti is doing its best to spread terror among the population as it fights a dirty war against the democratic forces resisting the coup.
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Dozens of jade miners were buried Friday in a mass grave after a landslide in northern Myanmar killed over 170, most of them migrant workers seeking their fortune in treacherous open-cast mines near the China border.
COVID-19 travel restrictions have stranded thousands of Myanmar seafarers abroad, while thousands more are languishing at home and eager to return to work.
Parties accuse the commission of bias towards the ruling NLD party after it dismissed requests to ban images of Aung San from the campaign trail.
Three Myanmar military officers were found guilty by a court martial investigating atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, the army said.
The National League for Democracy is keen to avoid a repeat of the in-fighting that dogged candidate selection in 2015, but its recruitment of “elders” for the task has made some cry foul.