Political prisoners across Myanmar have continued to express dissent from inside, often with violent consequences, as tensions simmer with prison officials.
Resistance forces have humiliated coup leader Min Aung Hlaing but victory may require a lengthy struggle, and society must stay resilient in the meantime.
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A ban on commercial pandals brought subdued celebrations in Yangon for the traditional New Year, and contributed to a boost for the domestic travel industry.
Police say they will take action against organisers of Thursday's protest, which denounced a reference to Myanmar's Rohingya population in a statement expressing condolences to victims of a marine tragedy.