Forever ‘engaging’ the Tatmadaw?


No end to learning: Children from Pu Phar village, displaced after fighting between the military and members of the People’s Defense Force, attend a school lesson under a makeshift structure at their refuge in the jungle near Demoso, Kayah state, Myanmar. – AFP

THE suffering of millions of our neighbors in Myanmar is fading from our radar, as the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan has raised fears of homegrown terrorists and lone wolves.

Amid a third wave of Covid-19, tens of thousands of people in Myanmar have fled to jungles, reports say, seeking safety from repeated news of gruesome attacks on civilians.

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