Tatmadaw reinforcements, who had been airlifted into the area, launched a counterattack and successfully took control of Mongko on Sunday afternoon, according to the military report.
A statement on Sunday by the Northern Alliance lays the blame squarely on the shoulders of the Burmese army for the recent wave of hostilities in the Muse area.
“When I saw my children’s faces it was very difficult. I decided that getting beaten up every night is just one thing [compared to leaving my children].”
In recent years, farmers in Irrawaddy Division have come under pressure to modernise, as labour costs rise and productivity of the delta’s soil declines.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called for foreign intervention to stop the “genocide” of Rohingya Muslims in Burma on Sunday, as he joined thousands of Rohingya protesters in Kuala Lumpur.
Two goals from Teerasil Daengda handed Thailand a 2-0 victory over Burma in the AFF Suzuki Cup semifinal on Sunday.