Convoy of residents returning to fetch belongings shredded by blast as regime forces attempt to retake Hsi Hseng from Pa-O National Liberation Army.
Legal action will be taken against those who ‘sneak into the country illegally’, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said.
Min Aung Hlaing lavished praise on ‘good friend and neighbor’ China, just months after implying the country was behind ethnic armies’ attacks on his forces.
The junta cannot accept the reality of defeat on the battlefield so it is isolating the western state and using its military to terrorize civilians, Arakan Army says.
First draft of national census for voter lists ‘completed’ after regime loses control of vast swaths of country.
Following the regime’s announcement military service will become mandatory, thousands of people are jostling for a few hundred passport applications available daily.
Karenni armed group says junta private and captain forced a man, three women and three children to act as guides before massacring them.
Prominent activist Ma Noble Aye and Ko Lay Khwin from Yangon were arrested in Bago Region in late January and are thought to have been killed.
Observers tell The Irrawaddy that regime chief Min Aung Hlaing is getting desperate by calling up hostile civilians.
In remembrance of Wolfgang H. Trost, who dies on Feb. 17, The Irrawaddy revisits his article about a vanishing ethnic group in the country.