As tensions peaked between Karen and Bamar in early 1949, Burmese irregular forces committed a series of mass killings on the outskirts of the then-capital that have never been officially acknowledged.
In an Ayeyarwady Region town, the first day back at school was marked by low attendance and fear, with many parents resolving to keep their children at home.
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U Kyaw Moe Tun says there is an urgent need to take strong collective measures against the military regime, as the Security Council prepares to hold closed-door talks on Myanmar on June 18.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Michelle Bachelet said the military leadership was "singularly responsible" for the crisis and "must be held to account".
Online film festival that runs to June 20 aims to draw attention to Myanmar's political crisis while raising money for groups inside the country striving to restore democracy and alleviate hardship.
While boarding the plane that would fly him to Europe, Mratt Kyaw Thu felt safe for the first time since the February 1 military coup.
Small, independent groups are waging guerrilla warfare on the streets in an effort to undermine the military regime but the rising violence has some Yangon residents worried for their safety.
Teachers in the Civil Disobedience Movement believe the recruitment of daily wage earners to teach in re-opened government schools will result in “fake education”.