Ko Htein Lin, the youngest son of Myanmar’s ousted leader, created a wooden relief carving to be raffled off with the proceeds going to people suffering under military rule.
Also this week, the regime revived a failed method for reining in gold prices and—with online propaganda channels getting harder to find—unveiled a homegrown ‘YouTube’.
Vicky Bowman, who lives in Yangon and runs an NGO, was charged for failing to register a visit to Shan State.
The wooden relief carving by Kim Aris will be raffled off; over $100,000 was raised in the first 24 hours of the campaign.
The Irrawaddy revisits a 2014 review of an art project by Ko Htein Lin honoring political prisoners’ sacrifices. The artist was arrested by the Myanmar junta this week.
Vicky Bowman and artist Ko Htein Lin have been sent back to two local jails in Yangon as regime officials believe they may have COVID-19, sources said.
Vicky Bowman and Ko Htein Lin, a famous artist and former political prisoner, were arrested as the UK imposed more sanctions on military-linked companies.