Pyu Saw Htee members have taken over a Sagaing Region village and are seizing the assets of National League for Democracy supporters.
The regime claims the groups are being formed at the request of local people for their own protection, but many listed as members had no knowledge of their inclusion.
In a sign that the junta is struggling to combat armed resistance to the regime, more pro-junta militias are being formed in Mandalay, Magwe and Sagaing regions.
Ultranationalist monk U Wasawa has threatened thousands of people in Sagaing to join pro-junta Pyu Saw Htee militia groups.
Resistance groups across the country launched revenge attacks on junta forces following the hangings of the four democracy activists over the weekend.
A junta convoy was ambushed as it attempted to reinforce a military office in Tanintharyi Region.
Residents of Tawkashat Village in Sagaing Region’s Kantbalu said the executive of the former ruling party’s township branch was killed by a Pyu Saw Htee militia group.
Indians from Moreh on the border reportedly burned down a police outpost in Myanmar.
Traders in Tamu, Sagaing Region fear revenge attacks for the killings by Pyu Saw Htee militia if they travel to India.
Pyu Saw Htee militia in Sagaing Region threatened the eight-year-old victim’s family and stole almost a third of the compensation money paid to them by the would-be rapist.
Pyu Saw Htee recruits accompany junta operations and they help soldiers to harm the people, villagers say.
Almost every township in Sagaing Region has experienced junta arson attacks and fighting in the last six weeks.
Pyu Saw Htee militia are demanding cash and stealing property from NLD supporters and farmers in Sagaing Region.
The village in Sagaing Region’s Kani Township is home to a pro-junta militia and army camp; PDF groups had it surrounded but army helicopters kept them from entering.
Also this week, official blessing given to lethal pro-regime militias and regime introduces proportional representation to avoid another election loss.