March 10, 2020 (Update) Myanmar: Army enforces strict checkpoints in northern Shan State

Tatmadaw (Myanmar military) troops have been manning checkpoints on the Lashio-Hsipaw highway in northern Shan State since March 6. The checkpoints were previously run by police officers. The soldiers have been checking all vehicles traveling on the highway. Certain people are searched more thoroughly. These include male travelers, especially those who are ethnic Shan. Their […]
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