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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A planned law to protect women could see the repeal of some sections of four controversial laws enacted by the previous government, a prospect that has angered nationalist leaders.
Nationalist leaders are in uproar over a planned law to protect women, which could see the partial repeal of four controversial laws enacted by the previous government.