The Tatmadaw is fighting to wrest control of local administration, but many of its appointed officials have been hobbled by fierce, and sometimes violent, opposition.
Since the February 1 coup pushed Myanmar’s economy off the edge, residents living in informal housing on the urban fringe – already battered by the COVID-19 pandemic – are being pushed to the brink of starvation.
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Myanmar has denounced a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution that called on the government to grant full citizenship to Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.