Khing Hnin Wai, a teacher living in Myanmar, accidentally filmed her exercise routine in front of the country’s parliament whilst coup d'état was taking place behind her. The three-minute video posted by Ms Hnin Wai on Facebook took social media by storm. She also posted a series of other videos to show she’s often in the same spot going through her workout routine, with little going on behind her most days. But that all changed on Monday as the country found itself once again in political turmoil. Civilian leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi were taken into custody as the military seized power using claims of election fraud.
The country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and other senior politicians were detained in an early morning raid.
People are still living under emergency response measures, which do not allow them to rebuild their lives in dignity, Amnesty Canada secretary general Alex Neve writes.
A Myanmar National Airlines flight landed safely at Mandalay airport on 12 May after landing gear problems forced it to touch down without the use of its front wheel. Passengers were seen scrambling to evacuate the aircraft. Local media said no injuries were reported on the flight carrying 82 passengers and seven crew members.
The Pulitzer-prize winning journalists were pardoned after more than 500 days in jail.
We don’t hear about this crisis that much any more – working in the camps myself, I cannot help but feel frustrated
Protests erupted at a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh over plans to repatriate the group to Myanmar. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya muslims fled Myanmar last year after the government violently cracked down on the group. The violence was met with global condemnation and accusations of genocide and ethnic cleansing.
As the rest of Myanmar becomes more enfranchised, the Rohingya are now more disenfranchised than ever before