Daw Khine Zaw, sister-in-law of arch-crony U Tay Za, has close links with both the former and current military regime.
The junta is increasingly dependent on air power to combat the resistance, but much of the air force’s budget ends up in the pockets of generals and cronies.
Despite some striking similarities, there are crucial differences between the current uprising against military rule and the anti-regime resistance of the 1980s and ’90s.
Whistleblower points the finger at Heineken, Carlsberg, and ThaiBev for fueling the regime’s campaign of terror against its people.
The long-time supplier of weapons to the Myanmar military accompanied revered Thai Buddhist monk Maing Hpone Sayadaw on a religious trip to northern Myanmar.
Min Aung Hlaing apparently desperate to hide his family’s connections with Myanmar arms dealer on trial for drug trafficking and money laundering.
A former journalist writes that one Yangon road highlights the insurmountable problems facing a country under military rule.
Daw Kyauk Kyar Shwe, who owns UK-sanctioned Shoon Energy, a supplier of fuel to the military, has many more firms, many with ‘Shoon’ or ‘Asia Sun’ in their names.
Rank-and-file soldiers are well aware they are despised by the people and led by incompetent and corrupt generals. Morale is low and recruitment has collapsed.
Many parties are torn over registering under the junta’s new political parties law, with the NLD already saying that it will not contest the regime’s planned poll.
Global Star, a unit of junta crony U Win Aung’s Dagon Group, will distribute the Chinese giant’s FusionSolar products with the help of United Amara Bank.
Parties that have registered under new law all show close links with the military regime, while pro-democracy outfits like the NLD are shunning the planned poll.
U Aung Myo Min Din, who is close to Min Aung Hlaing and his family, recently inked an MoU to develop luxury apartments and cooperate on tourism in the Rakhine resort area.
A haven for transnational cyber-criminals, human traffickers and gunrunners, the Karen State town also pours money into the junta’s war on its own people.
U Wirathu and fellow monk notorious for hate speech receive Thiri Panchiya conferred by junta boss as regime seeks to weaponize religion.