Meitei armed groups based along the Myanmar-India Border are fighting in Sagaing Region alongside junta troops against civilian resistance forces.
Despite having won three elections, the country’s most popular party continues to suffer the persecution it has experienced since its earliest days at the hands of the military.
Residents recount how regime soldiers and armed militia executed 18 villagers and looted and burned down homes on September 9.
Beijing has long played a complex diplomatic game in its southern neighbor, hedging its bets by courting all stakeholders; the UN representation issue is no different.
Beijing will continue to back the junta to protect its access to the Indian Ocean, but it has learned not to put all its eggs in one basket in its southern neighbor.
Many fear the junta is using the detained State Counselor as a bargaining chip by keeping her whereabouts a secret.
The soon-to-be departing Christine Schraner Burgener has admitted for the first time that the junta has no interest in talking or a peaceful solution to Myanmar’s crisis.
The detained State Counselor told her lawyers that no one from the junta’s State Administration Council has met with her.
Tasked with fighting a full-fledged war in the heartland, it remains to be seen whether the military will splinter or double down on its atrocities.
Co-leader of Wun Thar Nu Democratic Party claims that her party was included in a joint declaration issued by the USDP without any consultation or agreement.
Tokyo appears to be distancing itself from ex-politician Hideo Watanabe, whose reported friendship with Min Aung Hlaing has done little to rein in his regime’s abuses.
The NLD and the military proxy Union Solidarity and Development Party will attend the online forum being organized by the Communist Party of China.
A series of attacks on regime forces followed the shadow, civilian National Unity Government’s call for civilians to fight to end military rule.
Reports that the junta’s crackdown on political foes has diverted resources from drug interdiction recycle old fallacies about the narcotics trade in Myanmar.
Having narrowly escaped arrest for his anti-junta activities, May Oo sometimes misses his former life but is focused on helping the revolution achieve a better future.