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Myanmar town near India border sees exodus as thousands flee fighting

By Reuters and published by Channel NewsAsia MOST of the population of a Myanmar town near the Indian border have fled after buildings were set ablaze by artillery amid fighting between militia forces opposed to military rule and the army, according to residents and media reports. About 10,000 people normally live in Thantlang in Chin

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Asean ministers pick Brunei diplomat as envoy to Myanmar

By Agencies and published by Channel NewsAsia Kuala Lumpur – Southeast Asian foreign ministers today (August 4) picked Brunei Second Foreign Minister Erywan Yusof as their special envoy to Myanmar, in a breakthrough after months of delay for regional mediation to help end the country’s deepening crisis. Erywan has been tasked with ending violence in

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Myanmar sinking into chaos as militias proliferate, warns International Crisis Group

By Nirmal Ghosh, The Straits Times Washington – A new report from the International Crisis Group (ICG) describes increasing lawlessness and chaos in Myanmar as conflict in the country spreads since the Feb 1 coup, with armed militias proliferating in both rural and urban settings. Some of these militias, armed with hunting rifles and other

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