Also this week, the regime praised China as a model neighbor and warned the Arakan Army its patience has limits as the junta’s relations with the group continued to sour.
Regime forces are stepping up attacks on the resistance strong-hold of Magwe Region.
Regime troops are rounding up civilians with alleged links to the Arakan Army.
The regime said it would mirror Australia’s decision to replace its ambassador to Myanmar with a chargé d’affaires.
Repeated clashes are being reported in southern Shan State as the regime deploys large numbers of troops to the area.
NUG finance minister U Tin Tun Naing reveals more plans to generate income, including putting 60 military-owned properties in Yangon on sale.
Thay Baw Boe in Karen State was used by the military to reinforce frontline troops; the KNLA and allied resistance fighters seized it despite being hit by air strikes.
Fuel importers say they are struggling to ensure supplies because of the regime’s restrictions on foreign exchange.
Myanma Economic Holdings failed to pay its annual dividends to its shareholders, many of whom are members of the armed forces.
The junta has compiled a blacklist of members of the civil disobedience movement to prevent them from leaving Myanmar.
Residents report increased patrols and searches by security forces, who appear to be mounting an operation to wipe out resistance activity in the city.
Despite calls from the civilian NUG and some member states for a new strategy, ASEAN, US continue to back the peace plan, which has been ignored by the junta for a year.
Dr. Aye Zan, who has been detained for over a year, was convicted by a special regime court on nine corruption charges; he still faces numerous additional cases.
The new head of the Australian Embassy will only carry the title “chargé d’affaires” instead of ambassador.
Villagers from Ye-U Township said they cannot identify the burned bodies.