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The Nationalities Brotherhood Federation has demanded an end to appointment of regional chief ministers by presidential decree.
With just a few days to the kick-off of the Under-20s World Cup football tournament, Burma has been hit by an injury crisis.
Some 400 villagers who were displaced by fighting between Burmese government forces and the Palaung army return to their homes.
The Burmese embassy said its nationals in Malaysia should avoid going out alone, stay in a group and look after fellow Burmese.