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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In one of her first interviews following the National League for Democracy’s apparent victory at the polls, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday spoke to U Khin Maung Soe, Senior Editor for Radio Free Asia’s Burmese service. U Khin Maung Soe has permitted Frontier to reprint parts of the interview which touched on a wide range of issues including foreign policy, foreign investment and the need to look out for “instigations.”