The woes of war in western Myanmar have been exacerbated by Cyclone Mocha, with already-struggling residents saying they have still received no assistance, and even accusing the military of launching fresh attacks during the storm.
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Although elections in Myanmar since 2010 have been largely free of violence, there are worrying signs that tension could spill over during this year’s vote, including the post-election period.
Hundreds of thousands of eligible voters could lose their right to cast a ballot in November thanks to a vote transfer system that shifts the burden from electoral authorities to voters.
Heated campaign rallies have sparked tensions in Pyawbwe Township, a key battleground between the ruling National League for Democracy and opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party.
Frontier has launched an election talk show series aimed at creating a platform for political parties and their candidates to connect with voters, and to give the public more opportunities to learn about their policies.
More than 220,000 eligible voters displaced by conflict in Rakhine State risk being excluded from the November vote, while local election officials say they’re struggling.
Overzealous campaigning by National League for Democracy supporters has stirred controversy in Sagaing Region by allegedly violating COVID-19 restrictions, but NLD members insist the party isn’t responsible.
A Frontier investigation has uncovered a network of accounts sharing disinformation targeting the NLD and the Rohingya ahead of Myanmar's election.
Rights group Burma Campaign UK announced that the global shipping giant has agreed to stop using military-owned ports in Myanmar by the end of October.