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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Six people were killed in Yangon’s North Okkalapa Township and at least 18 are in a critical condition after security forces opened fire with live rounds, while deaths were also reported in Mandalay, Monywa and Myingyan.
A Frontier journalist explains what it was like to cover the brutal police crackdowns on peaceful protesters over the weekend, which turned the streets of Yangon into a war zone and left at least four dead.
The junta sacked the country's envoy after he spectacularly broke ranks by calling for the regime's downfall on February 26, but on March 1, U Kyaw Moe Tun sent a letter to the president of the UN General Assembly saying he still holds the post.
Security forces have deployed tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to dislodge protesters from their home-made barricades, with only limited success.
City residents are rejecting junta-appointed “security and rule of law teams” and instead forming parallel local government structures that answer to elected MPs.
The Democratic Voice of Burma reporter Kaung Myat Naing livestreamed the Monday night attack on his apartment in Myeik as he pleaded for help. DVB says it does not know which military unit took him, or where they have taken him.
Myanmar’s banking system has barely functioned since tens of thousands of private sector workers walked off the job three weeks ago in an effort to.
Police have fired live rounds as well as tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets in response to large demonstrations across the country in the bloodiest day yet since the February 1 coup.