Political Gamesmanship Behind Designation of New Districts in Myanmar
27 Apr 2022
Myanmar has descended into chaos since last year’s coup, with armed conflict, blackouts and soaring food prices taking a heavy toll on people across the country.
While its administrative mechanism is collapsing, the regime is trying to add 42 districts to the country. Myanmar currently has 74 districts nationwide, and would have 116 if the plan for 42 new districts materialises.