Recent construction on militarised islands off Myanmar has sent the media into a tizzy, but despite rampant speculation, experts say it’s unlikely China is behind it, though India may still have cause for concern.
Following the devastation of Cyclone Mocha, the Arakan Army says it will work with the military regime to help people in Rakhine, but that cooperative spirit appears to be one-sided, with the junta still facing accusations of holding up aid for political purposes.
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If the government really wants to introduce a fair framework for defamation, it needs to overhaul or replace all six related laws.
More than 90 people have been charged under the law since the National League for Democracy came to power in 2015.
If the Arakan Army wishes to be seen as revolutionaries instead of terrorists, it must stop arbitrarily abducting civilians, two Chin activists write.
Before stay-at-home orders were issued across Rakhine State, Frontier photographer Hkun Lat captured the response in Mrauk-U as the first confirmed cases were announced.
Rakhine and Rohingya worked together to prevent bloodshed at Inn Din village during communal violence in 2012, but by the time the Tatmadaw arrived on August 27, 2017 the trust between them had collapsed.
Health authorities have issued stay at home orders for all of Rakhine State as they struggle to control a COVID-19 outbreak that has grown from 80 to 179 confirmed cases in barely 24 hours.
Almost a million Rohingya refugees stuck in Bangladesh marked three years since escaping from Myanmar on Tuesday, with coronavirus forcing them to hold a day-long "silent protest" inside their flimsy, leaky huts.
China needs to change its mistaken approach towards resolving the miserable plight of the Rohingya. Otherwise, it should get off the stage.
This hilly township in southern Shan State has everything from pagoda-dappled mountains and waterfalls to prehistoric artwork.