Episode 44: Conflict, conscription and a cover-up

This week, Doh Athan travels to Oi Law village in Shan State’s Namkhan Township, where six female Ta’ang National Liberation Army medics were killed in July. The TNLA says the women were raped and tortured before being were killed by Tatmadaw soldiers, while Myanmar’s military says the women died in the course of battle.

The incident highlights some of the many issues needing to be overcome in Myanmar’s beleaguered peace process, particularly in building trust with those groups who have not signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, which include the TNLA.

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