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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A national civil servant housing project with high-level political support that will be built using a new public-private development company has already run into opposition from local farmers, after their paddy fields were covered in sand just months before the harvest.
Yangon tours tend to focus on the city’s religious and colonial-era buildings, but Sa Ba Tours gives visitors the chance to find the best food on offer at its many markets, teashops and stalls.
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