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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Domestic travel agencies are under pressure as increasing numbers of Myanmar spurn package tours to the nation’s top destinations for DIY trips and competitively priced holidays in regional countries.
Showers of rain since late April have further dampened the mood of the diminishing number of vendors trying to make a living at the Strand Road night market since they were relocated from elsewhere in the downtown area last November.