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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လှေသည် နေရပ်စွန့်ခွာ ထွက်ပြေးခဲ့ရသူများကို ထားရှိသည့် စခန်းတစ်ခုမှ ခရီးသည် ၆၀ ခန့်ကို တင်ဆောင်လာခဲ့သည်ဟု ကုလသမဂ္ဂက ပြောကြားသည်
Former general and deputy minister for Home Affairs, U Maung Maung Ohn, was appointed Chief Minister of Rakhine State in 2014, replacing U Hla Maung. Although the Arakan National Party won a majority of seats in the Rakhine assembly last November, the National League for Democracy appointed as chief minister, the chair of its state branch, U Nyi Pu, an ethnic Rakhine.