Pro-military Facebook accounts are seeking to drive a wedge between ethnic armed groups and civilian resistance with disinformation, but are struggling to break the unity of the anti-coup opposition.
Security forces are increasingly arresting the family members of activists who are on the run – effectively holding them hostage without charge.
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Wong Heang Fine, the chief executive of Surbana Jurong, on the Singaporean company’s role in Myanmar’s urban and industrial renaissance.
Security forces were surrounding the Union Solidarity and Development Party headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw on August 13 amid the removal of Thura U Shwe Mann as party chairman.
President U Thein Sein’s consolidation of power over the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party in a putsch that removed his main rival for the presidency was in the interests of party unity, the USDP said a statement on August 13.