It is the latest in a series of incidents where shells have exploded in Bangladesh, but the first to cause a fatality.
Many in Myanmar feel solidarity with Ukrainians’ fight to repel Vladimir Putin’s military aggression, and see a common enemy in Russia, a strong supporter of the junta.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the grenade attack on a pro-junta rally in Tachileik, eastern Shan State.
A whole new set of military, economic and social dynamics, both inside and outside the country, will make it much harder for the generals to impose their will this time.
If junta chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing is welcomed at ASEAN’s summit in Brunei this month, the regional bloc will be declaring itself morally bankrupt once and for all.