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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Uncertainty over how the Union Election Commission will regulate campaigning and voting to account for the pandemic is crippling the ability of parties and civil society groups to plan for the election.
After more than four years in office, the NLD can no longer shift the blame to others for the environmental, economic and human disaster that is unfolding at Hpakant.
In common with popular destinations around the world, Bagan has been hit hard by the economic effects of the pandemic and many there who rely on tourists for a living have had to adapt to survive.
Conservationists have warned a sudden change in Myanmar's law allowing the commercial farming of tigers, pangolins and other endangered species risks further fuelling demand in China for rare wildlife products.
As the resumed Kachin war enters its tenth year, people who have lost their homes to the conflict speak to Frontier of loss and their determination to overcome hardship.
Critics say new campaign rules favour the NLD by allowing government officials to campaign, but confusion over the constitution enabled the USDP to do the same in 2015.
Two high-ranking officers were fired for having "failed their responsibilities" after a landslide in Myanmar killed at least 174 jade miners.