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.
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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.
Despite Myanmar’s nationwide commercial logging ban in 2016, illegal loggers continue to find work cutting down trees with chainsaws, imported largely from China and often obtained illegally and used without training or protective gear, according to a months-long investigation by Mongabay.
With the next Union Peace Conference to begin in the coming weeks, an image of a grief-stricken grandmother provokes a reflection on the innocent civilian victims of decades of conflict among armed organisations in Myanmar.

ဒေါ်အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည်ရဲ့ ငြိမ်းချမ်းရေးနဲ့ တိုင်းပြည်ဖွံ့ဖြိုးရေး လုပ်ငန်းစဉ်များအပေါ် မျှော်လင့်ချက်ကြီးစွာ ထားရှိတယ်လို့ ဗိုလ်ချုပ်အောင်ဆန်းနဲ့အတူ ပင်လုံစာချုပ်ကို လက်မှတ်ရေးထိုးခဲ့ကြတဲ့ တိုင်းရင်းသားခေါင်းဆောင်များရဲ့ မိသားစု ဝင်အချို့က ပြောကြားကြပါတယ်။

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