As regions like Sagaing plunge deeper into the chaos of Myanmar’s post-coup conflict, cases of sexual violence by both sides are on the rise and victims have few avenues to seek redress.
Widespread conflict has had a devastating impact on paddy farmers in war zones, but the slump in production is driving up prices for farmers in more stable areas, despite new onerous export restrictions.
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With roots in the 1988 uprising against military rule, the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy is seeking to break ethnic barriers – something that’s easier said than done in Myanmar politics.
The government is planning to purchase paddy at a floor price set to ensure farmers get a decent return and some rice traders are also pushing for another round of rice-buying to maintain the country’s reserve stocks.
Family members are not allowed a last farewell to COVID-19 victims at Yangon Region’s largest cemetery, where more than 800 confirmed cases have been cremated.
Dubbed the “Buddhist Bin Laden”, Ashin Wirathu is known for his nationalist and anti-Islamic rhetoric. Analysts described his turning himself in as his attempt to.
In the third and final episode in Frontier’s election talk show series, party leaders and civil society leaders discuss development, the power of the youth vote.
Once celebrated as democracy champions, a tight elite of elderly former political prisoners at the helm of Myanmar's ruling party now stand accused of oppression, discrimination and censorship.