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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When the killing of defiant protesters began in Myanmar earlier this year, it prompted an evacuee from Beijing after Tiananmen to recall a sign in a Hong Kong jewellery shop 32 years ago.
More than 10,000 people displaced by heavy fighting at Mindat in Chin State are marooned in camps and forests, cut off from most sources of relief as the annual rains begin.
Three Myanmar journalists who illegally entered Thailand to flee a military crackdown have been fined and could face deportation, although their lawyers have appealed the court decision.
Although few striking civil servants have returned to work, many in the Civil Disobedience Movement are starting to waver because of intimidation, legal threats and a lack of financial support.
State schools are set to reopen on June 1 for the first time in a year but tens of thousands of teachers remain on strike, and many students are expected to boycott to show their opposition to the military coup.
Frontier Myanmar calls for the immediate and unconditional release of managing editor Danny Fenster, who was detained a week ago at Yangon International Airport.