Nationwide strikes taking place

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of nearly every major city on Monday to protest the military coup and call for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other NLD officials. The event, which took place on 22/02/2021, was dubbed the

Unrest affects trade

As the political situation hangs in uncertainty, so does the flow of goods. The Ministry of Commerce released data on external trade from start of current fiscal year (October 1st, 2020) until January 22nd, 2021 and both import and exports have plumm

Unrest hits domestic business

As foreign enterprises reevaluate their investments, the escalating unrest has thrown domestic business into chaos. Escalating protests and political uncertainty pushed many companies to suspend activities this week, either because their employees ha

Protests intensify

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in protest over the weekend and throughout the week in Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw and other cities. As the protests have intensified, so has the response: Police have begun using water hoses and, in at leas

New protest marks ongoing garment industry unrest

Garment workers marched to Yangon City Hall on Tuesday in the latest episode of the labor rights saga within Myanmar’s garment industry. The workers from three foreign-owned factories took to the streets after the sacking of workers union leade
Yangon protest kicks off nationwide campaign against Myitsone Dam

Nationwide protests begin against Myitsone Dam

Protestors nationwide have begun a campaign against the Myitsone Dam, a hugely controversial China-backed project in Kachin State. According to an article in Frontier, U Aung Soe Myint, a leader in the movement, said that the small demonstration on A