Myanmar: Between Pandemic and Poll Booth

A fragile democracy readies for a controversial election

By: Nick Ross

On April 21, a World Health Organization driver, Pyae Sone Win Maung, was killed in Rakhine state, in Myanmar’s far west while driving a marked UN vehicle carrying Covid-19 surveillance samples to Yangon for testing. None of the armed actors involved in the conflict in Rakhine have admitted responsibility for the attack, illustrating the pe…

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