Sagaing Region residents equipped with single-shot traditional rifles known as “tumi guns” – and in some cases more modern weaponry – are resisting security forces’ attempts to crush anti-coup protests.
As the military brazenly guns down its own citizens in ever-larger numbers, activists are finding new ways to resist.
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Worries for residents near the landfill, which was the scene of a huge, weeks-long fire in April and May, include pollution and compensation for their land.
A recent investment forum was dominated by Asian businesses but official figures for 2017-18 suggest growing diversity in sources of investment and targeted sectors, with real estate, agriculture and services all on the rise.