Also this week, Russia pushed language along with arms supplies, another corruption scandal, and China hinted at great leap forward for investment.
Also this week, expats were told to pay tax to renew passports, regime cronies reportedly targeted in graft crackdown, and Min Aung Hlaing was snubbed by China.
Also this week: The junta-appointed Union Election Commission launched the first public trial of its electronic voting machines.
Also this week, pro-junta media became the latest victims of the cash-strapped regime’s tax blitz.
Also this week, Min Aung Hlaing boasted of a ‘tourism uptick’, but despairing operators tell a different tale.
Also this week, the junta's media mouthpiece offered mental health advice to staff propagandizing for a war on civilians.
Also this week, ex-Home Affairs minister Soe Htut became latest general in the firing line over surging prices.
Also this week, Min Aung Hlaing promoted himself as a humane nature-lover while overseeing a crackdown that has killed 4,000 civilians.
Also this week, the regime boss announced a literacy campaign for areas of the country where schools are being targeted by junta bombing raids.
Also this week, the junta admitted its fear of drones as People’s Defense Forces rain down destruction from above.