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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Zaykabar chairman U Khin Shwe has written to his powerful relative by marriage, who is close to the state counsellor and heads a high-level commission, to appeal the postponement of work on a big mixed-use project in Yangon.