Two people were shot dead and two others injured on Thursday in a series of targeted assassinations across Myanmar’s commercial capital.
Pyu Saw Htee groups are accused of attacking civilian targets in an attempt to discredit the anti-regime People’s Defense Forces and National Unity Government.
At least 21 tortured bodies, including National League for Democracy members, election officials and pro-democracy activists, have been returned to families.
The National Unity Government held a press conference, and resistance forces battled junta troops in Kachin, Sagaing and Shan, among other incidents.
Ousted State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in court for the first time since the coup; four civilians were killed when junta troops shelled a church in Kayah.
This week a Japanese beer giant took a stand against Myanmar’s military, tea orders arrived from the United States and remittance firms were licensed to transfer cash.
Nothing has been heard from the trio, who were detained while campaigning in Rakhine State, in two and a half months; it is the party’s third call for their release.
A strategic partnership between the two countries could reduce the impact of communist China’s footprint in the region.
In an unprecedented move, the NLD has followed its landslide victory with an overture for cooperation with ethnic political parties in the future.