Residents of conflict-wracked Sagaing and Magway regions who have left for the relative safety of big cities face challenges that include discrimination, harassment and barriers to their children’s education.
A leaked junta memo shows three Chinese firms appealing to Nay Pyi Taw to arrange liquified natural gas imports from Russia amid economic turmoil in Myanmar.
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Importers say strict new foreign currency controls are unworkable and are likely to lead to recurring shortages and the return of a black market for fuel.
Military raids, an internet blackout and other challenges have not prevented the opening of schools under the National Unity Government in villages throughout Myaing Township.
As demonstrations against the coup in most of the country have become a rarity in the face of brutal repression, a small, defiant group in Kalay is nearing 500 days of continuous protests.
Thailand has just reopened its border to Myanmar workers, but a cumbersome application process and deepening poverty continues to push them down illegal paths.