With commercialism and escapism fuelling the domestic art scene, and exhibitions abroad trying to recapture the spirit of post-coup protests, many in Myanmar are deprived of work that reflects their new reality.
A charity group has responded to the military’s brutal arson campaign in Sagaing Region by building palm huts for those who lost their houses, but it’s struggling to keep up with the rate of devastation.
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Much of the damage is already done, but the new government can help to remedy it.
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.