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The visit is the first by senior international observers to northern Arakan State since the area came under military lockdown more than three weeks ago.
DVB speaks to Mi Sue Pwint, a member of the Central Leading Committee of the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front on the occasion of the group’s 28th anniversary.
Residents of Taunggyi say that commercialization of Taunngyi’s annual hot-air balloon contests will come at the expense of local people.
The visit comes as reports of human rights abuses continue amid tight security in the predominantly Muslim region.