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Myanmar Junta, Chinese Firm Step Up Cooperation on Irrawaddy River Dam Planning

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on May 23, 2024, 12:03 p.m.

Myanmar’s military regime has formed a body to evaluate hydropower projects on the Irrawaddy River amid concerns that it plans to revive the controversial Myitsone Dam hydropower project near the river’s source in Kachin State, more than a decade after it was shelved amid a public outcry.

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Resistance Captures Cikha and Tonzang in Northern Chin State

Source: Khonumthung News

Published on May 23, 2024, 11:43 a.m.

Salai Htet Ni, the spokesperson of the Chin National Front/Chin National Army, said they and other resistance forces used drones to bomb the regime’s camp in Cikha. 

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The legal saga over Aung San Suu Kyi’s Yangon home continues

Source: Democratic Voice of Burma

Published on May 23, 2024, 11:35 a.m.

The lawyer for Aung San Suu Kyi’s elder brother Aung San Oo proposed granting access to the 54 University Avenue residence for the participants of a second attempt to auction off the home, which has been at the center of a decades-long inheritance dispute between the siblings.

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KIA Seizes All Junta Posts on Waingmaw-Laiza Road All Access to Downtown Waingmaw under KIA control

Source: Burma News International

Published on May 23, 2024, 11:27 a.m.

On the night of May 21, with support from the Arakan Army (AA) and the People's Defense Force (PDF), KIA successfully captured the Shwe Nyaung Bin base, the Junta's last remaining fortification along the Waingmaw-Laiza Road, which houses the 321st Light Infantry Battalion.

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Meneitaung Residents Rebuild Homes Destroyed by Fighting

Source: Burma News International

Published on May 23, 2024, 11:22 a.m.

In the Meneitaung area of Hopong Township in southern Shan State, residents are rebuilding their homes destroyed during heavy fighting, relying on their own efforts.

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Three Junta Airstrikes Hit Mindat Township

Source: Burma News International

Published on May 23, 2024, 11:19 a.m.

The Junta carried out three consecutive air raids on May 22, targeting a specific location within Mindat Township in Chin State, the Mindat People's Administrative Team (Mindat PAT) reported.

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Displaced Christians in Burma celebrate Easter in war zone

Source: The Christian Century

Published on May 23, 2024, 11:05 a.m.

On a hill within an internally displaced people’s camp in Burma’s Karenni State, a solitary cross, scarred by a recent Burmese army airstrike, stands adjacent to a damaged Catholic church.

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Myanmar Ditched As Global Beauty Pageant Host Over War

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on May 23, 2024, 10:39 a.m.

Myanmar has been scrapped as the host of this year’s Miss Grand International beauty pageant due to the civil war roiling the country, its organizers told AFP on Thursday.

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Residents Flee Key Rakhine Coastal Town as War Looms

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on May 23, 2024, 10:25 a.m.

Residents are fleeing Thandwe in southern Rakhine State after the United League of Arakan (ULA), the political wing of the Arakan Army (AA), warned that an attack on the town was imminent.

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Myanmar and the International Protection Racket

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on May 23, 2024, 10:13 a.m.

Amidst the unrelenting horrors of Rakhine state and the conflagration of Buthidaung, heavy airstrikes in Magwe and Sagaing, and the grim milestone of over three million people internally displaced in Myanmar, it may have gone unnoticed that this is the United Nations Protection of Civilians (PoC) Week

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