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.
Consider being a Frontier Member.
Support independent journalism in Myanmar. Become a Frontier member today
Frontier digs deeper into the K7.5 billion oil tax scandal in Magway Region involving the former chief minister and finds murky business links, conflicted lawmakers and a government putting political expediency above the rule of law.