An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
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The government could undertake four reforms immediately to enhance the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission's ability to protect and promote the rights of all people in Myanmar.