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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Military and civilian leaders paid their respects to General Aung San and eight others who were assassinated in 1947, in a ceremony in Yangon today.
“Seven Decades” is a watershed moment for Myanmar’s art scene, giving major artists a public platform to reflect openly, and without censorship, on the past for the first time.