Vital conservation activities have been suspended since the 2021 coup, while growing conflict and lawlessness have fuelled a reported rise in illegal fishing techniques that threaten the endangered species.
A frontline medic writes of two individuals she met in Kayah State, whose stories exemplify the diverse ways Myanmar’s youth are contributing to, and sacrificing for, the revolution.
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A growing boycott campaign is calling on the public to refuse to pay commercial and income tax, and to stop buying lottery tickets, but the government’s tax chief has dismissed its potential impact.
Street protesters are using women’s clothing and even sanitary products to deter police and soldiers, weaponising the outdated belief that they can lessen a man’s power.
The eviction ended an early-morning raid in Yangon on staff housing where most workers had joined the Civil Disobedience Movement, and who now say they have nowhere to go.
The young activists were arrested at an anti-coup march on March 3 and are presumed to be being held without charge at Insein Prison, but authorities are refusing to give answers.
The Civil Disobedience Movement has shuttered hospitals and crippled the COVID-19 response, but striking medics say military rule is far worse for the nation’s health.
Three protesters killed in North Okkalapa on March 3 received an emotional farewell at Yangon’s Yayway Cemetery, with more than 500 mourners chanting slogans and giving the three-finger salute.
Despite the junta’s threats of reprisals, the Civil Disobedience Movement keeps growing by the day and its members are set on a near-total shutdown of government.
"It's better to shoot us all dead here than send us to Burma, where we will be rained with bullets anyway," said one of the detained refugees.