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Myanmar's Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who leads the country, is facing resistance from a fractured -- and increasingly armed -- populace.   © Nikkei montage/Source photos by Reuters and Getty Images
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Yangon calm masks Myanmar's pain 1 year after military takeover

Disparate forces meet along Thai border as strange 'new normal' sets in

GWEN ROBINSON, Nikkei Asia editor-at-large | Myanmar

MAE SOT, Thailand -- As life in Yangon settles into a surreal "new normal," a savage military campaign against dissent is feeding the growth of people's defense forces and generating fallout on the commercial capital and in rural areas extending to the country's borders -- and well beyond.

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