The participation of tens of thousands of government medical personnel in the Civil Disobedience Movement has created gaps in healthcare that striking doctors and colleagues working at private hospitals are struggling to fill.
Despite the dangers, protesters in the Sagaing Region capital say they will keep hitting the streets – to send a strong message to the people, the junta and the world, and to honour fallen comrades.
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When the killing of defiant protesters began in Myanmar earlier this year, it prompted an evacuee from Beijing after Tiananmen to recall a sign in a Hong Kong jewellery shop 32 years ago.
More than 10,000 people displaced by heavy fighting at Mindat in Chin State are marooned in camps and forests, cut off from most sources of relief as the annual rains begin.
Three Myanmar journalists who illegally entered Thailand to flee a military crackdown have been fined and could face deportation, although their lawyers have appealed the court decision.
Although few striking civil servants have returned to work, many in the Civil Disobedience Movement are starting to waver because of intimidation, legal threats and a lack of financial support.
State schools are set to reopen on June 1 for the first time in a year but tens of thousands of teachers remain on strike, and many students are expected to boycott to show their opposition to the military coup.
Frontier Myanmar calls for the immediate and unconditional release of managing editor Danny Fenster, who was detained a week ago at Yangon International Airport.