An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
Consider being a Frontier Member.
Support independent journalism in Myanmar. Become a Frontier member today
Lower than expected power demand due to cooler weather and the impact of COVID-19 means lengthy power cuts are unlikely this hot season despite delays to three emergency power projects.
From meditation to memory games, former political prisoners in Myanmar are dishing out tips on surviving isolation in a pandemic.
The government has so far done little to prevent a mass departure from Yangon in advance of the holiday, which could result in COVID-19 spreading from the country’s largest city to other areas of Myanmar.
Three projects totaling 900 megawatts that were due to go live on April 3 remain weeks, possibly months, away from completion. But thanks to COVID-19 and the apparent absence of a signed contract, the developers may avoid the heavy fines.