Also this week, the regime boss persisted with his electric car delusions, and—as his forces laid waste to farming communities—vowed to boost global food security.
Also this week, the military was forced to extend its deadline for academy applicants due to a lack of interest, and the regime leader repeats Ne Win’s farm folly.
The Russian-made Mi-35 helicopter attacked women transplanting paddy in Depayin, Sagaing Region for no reason; thousands of villagers fled their homes after the attack.
Also this week, the junta saw an opportunity in Sri Lanka’s suffering, and its defense chief visited some of the monasteries in Sagaing his troops haven’t yet torched.
Residents in Matupi and Mindat townships have struggled to buy rice and other basics since the regime blocked roads to the mountainous state.
The rising price of rice and roadblocks by the regime have pushed many Kayah State civilians towards hunger.
Paddy farmers say rising fuel, transport and fertilizer costs have removed their profits and mean the harvest during the hot season next year will be smaller.