Data Matters

Over 500 Homes and Buildings Confiscated Nationwide

  • March 20, 2022
  • ISP Admin
As of March 7, 2022, the State Administration Council (SAC) has confiscated at least 531 homes and buildings (in connection with anti-military activities) in the aftermath of the military coup, according to data compiled by ISP-Myanmar, as well as a separate dataset compiled by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) Most of the seizures took place in the Sagaing Region, with at least 135 units being seized Meanwhile, 116 units in the Yangon Region, 85 units in the Mandalay Read more...

Daily COVID-19 Transmission has Increased to Over 3,000 Cases

  • February 24, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Within 5 days, between February 18, 2022 and February 22, 2022, daily average COVID-19 transmission has increased to 3,000 cases According to official figures from MoH, COVID-19 transmission has peaked again in five months and the possibility of another wave is now increasingly likely The Yangon Region is currently the most seriously affected area, with over 12,400 people infected as of February 22, 2022 Nationwide, 38 percent of all COVID-19 cases reported in February 2022 were from the Read more...

Over 9,000 People Detained

  • February 20, 2022
  • ISP Admin
At least 12,000 people have been arrested across the country between February 1, 2021, and February 16, 2022, including members of the National League for Democracy, the Union Election Commission, political activists, and anti-coup protesters Only about 3,000 have been released so far, while at least 9,000 remain in detention A statement from the State Administration Council said that more than 11,000 people have been arrested and accused of committing acts of Read more...

COVID-19 Transmission Peaks to Record High in Five Months

  • February 17, 2022
  • ISP Admin
On December 28, 2021, the State Administration Council (SAC) announced the detection of a new variant of the COVID-19 virus, Omicron, in Myanmar The SAC-controlled Ministry of Health (MoH) has since made 15 announcements regarding the presence of the Omicron variant, with 348 cases latest reported as of February 3, 2022 However, many people have been reported to have shown Omicron symptoms during the first two weeks of February, meaning Omicron is likely to be spreading more rapidly than Read more...

China Accounts for more than 73 Percent of Foreign Investment

  • February 10, 2022
  • ISP Admin
In the aftermath of the coup, more than 73 percent of the foreign investment in Myanmar comes from from China The remaining 27 percent is split between Japan, Singapore, Thailand and South Korea Less than a year after the coup, from February 2021 to the end of January 2022, there was over US$ 362 billion of foreign investment in Myanmar However, the total value of foreign investment projects that shut down in that time was approximately US$ 406 Read more...

Myanmar-China Border Trade Crisis Continues

  • January 27, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Of the six designated trade gates on the Myanmar-China border, four have reopened between November 2021 and January 2022 These gates were closed mainly due to COVID-19; this is the largest reopening since their closure  However, restrictions continue to prolong the trade Read more...