For two weeks, security forces waged a bloody war on South Dagon Township, where martial law and an uneasy standstill prevails. Frontier spoke to residents who have risked everything to resist military rule.
When Eric Trutwein discovered two decades ago that he was HIV positive, he returned to his Magway Region hometown to die. But his health improved, and he has built a new life through a guesthouse and a school for orphans.
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.