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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Is it time to arrest U Aung Min? Well, no. That would be stupid. But civil society actors are regularly imprisoned under the Unlawful Associations Act for contacting non-state armed groups – a fate that has yet to befall the government’s peace negotiator-in-chief.
Singapore-based Hospitality Resource Solutions Pte Ltd specialises in helping Myanmar living in the city-state to return home and find work. HRS managing director John Sartain, a former general manager of the Pun Hlaing Golf Estate, told Frontier there’s been strong demand for the job-placement service since it was launched in early 2013.