The sudden closure of the offices cannot deter some people from getting documents, but the majority who desperately need to leave the country no longer have any way out.
03 The News For 3 February 2023
Pyu Saw Htee militia once free to loot and burn villages alongside junta troops are now being confined to their bases by People’s Defense Forces.
Military courts will have the power to impose the death penalty on anyone deemed to be critical of the regime.
At least 27 Myanmar junta forces including junta-appointed administrators and pro-regime militia members as well as three resistance fighters were killed in the last three days as People’s
The State Administrative Council has been refreshed as the regime struggles to justify extending military rule for another six months.
Activists and resistance across Myanmar say any political party taking part in the election the regime is planning for this year will become their enemy.
The once-deserted administrative capital is now humming with life as military veterans and sympathizers flee to the city for sanctuary.
A State Department spokesman said the United States was determined to work with other countries to "deny the regime international credibility."
The regime has conceded that it cannot conduct a general election because of attacks on census takers and resistance gains across the country.
Democracy activists, resistance leaders and observers give The Irrawaddy their thoughts on Myanmar’s two-year struggle under the junta, and what lies ahead.
Citizens across the country stayed indoors to remember two years since the military seized power.
The Irrawaddy’s latest roundup includes incidents in Mandalay, Sagaing and Magwe regions.
It placed fresh sanctions on the Air Force chief; a military officer-turned-arms dealer; the daughter of a key regime crony; the junta election body; and two companies.
Sai Leik of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy tells The Irrawaddy that the new election law ensures the military-proxy’s party can form a government.
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