By Wanpen Pajai • Jun 29, 2021
By late 2020, the Thai pro-democracy movement looked set to bring about major changes. But in the months since, legal warfare from authorities and a public health crisis has ground protests to a halt. Now, activists are returning to the streets, but is momentum gone?
By Allegra Mendelson • Jun 23, 2021
Social media has been integral to the resistance movement in Myanmar, with Twitter growing since the coup with perceptions of it as more secure, immediate and far-reaching. But its momentum has dipped in recent months, with some seeing limitations in the platform
By Agence France-Presse • Jun 10, 2021
The Myanmar military has charged Aung San Suu Kyi on corruption over claims she accepted illegal payments of gold and more than half a million dollars in cash, according to state media on Thursday June 10
By Agence France-Presse • Jun 07, 2021
Aung San Suu Kyi's trial is set to begin next week, according to her lawyer. The leader faces a range of charges, from possessing unlicensed walkie-talkies to flouting Covid-19 restrictions during last year's election campaign
In Myanmar's rebel-held jungles young protesters are training to fight back against the country's military, with many learning to fire rifles for the first time. The hope is to build an opposition force that could topple the regime once and for all
By Agence France-Presse • Jun 04, 2021
South China Sea
Following the sighting of Chinese air force planes off Malaysian Borneo on Monday May 31, China has defended the flights, claiming they were being used for training purposes and therefore did not breach sovereignty
By Agence France-Presse • Jun 02, 2021
Following four months of national turmoil, Myanmar's military junta has insisted schools open on Tuesday June 1 but many educators refuse to return to their jobs in an act of protest
By Agence France-Presse • Jun 01, 2021
As soldiers defect, and rumours swirl of disgruntlement among generals past and present over the economic and political fallout of the coup, chinks seem to be appearing in the Myanmar military’s armour. But is it enough to topple this seemingly immovable institution?
By Allegra Mendelson and Kyaw Hsan Hlaing • May 28, 2021
Danny Fenster, an American editor at Frontier Myanmar, was detained by authorities in Yangon on Monday May 24 as he attempted to board a flight out of the country.
By Agence France-Presse • May 25, 2021
Detained Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi voiced defiance on May 24 in her first public comments since being arrested following a military coup in February, vowing her ousted political party would "exist as long as the people exist"
By Agence France-Presse • May 24, 2021
As Indonesia's security forces mount a military crackdown in Papua, two of their soldiers were killed on Wednesday May 19 in an attack authorities blamed on Papua rebel groups
By Agence France-Presse • May 19, 2021
With continued talk of a federal army within Myanmar’s anti-coup opposition, ethnic armed organisations in Shan state, among the country's most powerful and potentially vital to a successful resistance force, are held back by mistrust of the unity government and one another
By Allegra Mendelson • May 19, 2021