While most people living in junta-controlled cities like Mandalay and Yangon have begun paying their electricity bills, a fierce boycott continues in resistance strongholds across Sagaing and Magway regions.
Residents say life has become too terrifying to stay in Yangon, where martial law has been declared over six townships and police and soldiers have begun pulling people from their homes and forcing them to clear roads at gunpoint.
With the world's attention trained on the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Myanmar – and the military's brutal response to them – we're making select episodes of our Burmese-language podcast available in English. This week: women on the frontlines of the protest movement.
The Kayin State Border Guard Force has come under intense pressure from the Tatmadaw over its extensive, controversial business interests and there’s concern the ultimatum could trigger fresh hostilities in one of the country’s most war-torn areas.