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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A state-owned bank’s cap on lending to farmers is being blamed for contributing to distress and costly disputes amid calls for it to be scrapped.