At least 5 people were killed as Myanmar security forces fired on pro-democracy protesters, and more than 10 people have been wounded today in Monyar, Sagaing region. Besides, 2 protesters were shot dead and 20 more were wounded in today’s anti-coup demonstrations in Mandalay. Police and military violently cracked down on the anti-military regime protest …
“Insurgents have opened their own so-called IDP camps, where they use the local people as human shields,” said Min Aung Hlaing.
“We are currently clearing the area of landmines, but it is a challenge as they are scattered everywhere,” said BGF officer Naing Maung Zaw.
Amnesty International has welcomed the establishment of a high-level Arakan Commission headed by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, but has called for it to address the human rights situation in the volatile region, while investigating decades of discrimination against minorities.
This year’s flooding has complicated Burma’s efforts to recover from the devastating inundation that hit much of the country last year.
The Myanmar Red Cross Society is calling for more help to deal with the aftermath of flooding across the country, as the number of those affected rises to 420,000.