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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As a challenging transition continues in Myanmar, what are the hopes for peace and justice? Dr Ashley South, a research professor at Chiang Mai in Thailand and a specialist on ethnic politics in Myanmar, was interviewed by JusticeInfo.net.