Kyi Sin

Kyi Sin

Research Officer, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Kyi Sin is a Research Officer at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He completed his MA in Contemporary China Studies in 2021. He was also active in Myanmar politics as a young member of the National League for Democracy and served in different roles in the party from 2015 to 2019.

This photo taken on 10 November 2023 shows fighters of the ethnic rebel group Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) walking down a street market in the town of Namhkam in northern Shan state. A surprise offensive by Myanmar ethnic armed groups has blocked two strategically vital roads to the country's biggest trading partner China, choking cross-border commerce and denying the cash-strapped junta taxes and foreign exchange. (Mai Nyi/AFP)

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