People celebrate with water during the Myanmar’s New Year water festival, locally known as Thingyan, in Yangon on April 13, 2023. STR / AFP

COVID-19 and coup could have changed Thingyan forever

Two years after the COVID-19 lockdowns, Myanmar’s traditional New Year celebration, called Thingyan, has changed in Yangon. Perhaps the most notable time of year in Myanmar, if not also the…

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Members of the medical community hold up the three finger salute at the funeral of Khant Nyar Hein at his funeral in Yangon on March 16, 2021, after the first year medical student was shot dead during a crackdown by security forces on protesters taking part in a demonstration against the military coup. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Myanmar Report: “They want students to be stupid”

It is now over 2 months since Myanmar’s military coup on February 1st, ousting the elected civilian government, led by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. Over 700 people have…

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