When the Myanmar military reopened the nation’s schools in November, millions of students found themselves forced to choose between maintaining the boycott of state services and losing even more of their education.
Six months ago, Myanmar endured a catastrophe as its health system was overwhelmed with seriously ill COVID-19 patients. A Frontier investigation finds that the true death toll may be in the hundreds of thousands, as most were never counted.
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Democratic Party (Myanmar) leader U Thu Wai is used to fighting uneven fights. In the 2010 election he unexpectedly lost in Yangon’s Mingalar Taung Nyunt, when pre-votes in favor of then Minister of Labour U Aung Kyi suddenly appeared after midnight. In Sunday’s election he had to battle it out with a National League for Democracy opponent.