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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After 20 years in digital marketing, including a stint at tech giant EA, Vietnamese-Canadian Rita Ngyuen came to Myanmar when the country was still a digital no-fly zone. After co-founding social media platform MySquar, Forbes Asia named her one of the Power Women to watch. Her latest venture is Jzoo, outfitting brick-and-mortar businesses with a high-tech loyalty platform. Customers get rewards and discounts, and Jzoo fills the data gaps for a relatively unexplored consumer base.