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“The battle of Thanakha” – How the traditional cosmetic paste ‘Thanakha’ became a tool for civil disobedience against military coup in Myanmar
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“The battle of Thanakha” – How the traditional cosmetic paste ‘Thanakha’ became a tool for civil disobedience against military coup in Myanmar

Thanakha is Myanmar’s traditional yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground barks of the Thanakha tree.
Now, civil disobedience movement (CDM) participants are using the country’s traditional facial cosmetic paste ‘thanakha’ as a tool to send the message of boycott and disobedience.
The protesters designed a campaign titled as “The battle of Thanakha” where the participants painted “CDM” on their foreheads.
The use of Thanakha for protests is expected to further increase the demand for the paste and in turn help the growers and producers.

Military coup in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior politicians detained
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Military coup in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior politicians detained

Citing ‘fraud in election’, the Myanmar military has declared a state of emergency and has taken control of the country. The military conducted morning raids on several politicians and detained civilian government leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior government officials. Tensions were mounting between the political leadership and the military since the […]