In 2023, more than 30,000 homes were burned down : Myanmar In 2023, more than 30,000 homes were burned down : Myanmar

In 2023, more than 30,000 homes were burned down : Myanmar

In 2023, more than 30,000 homes were burned down : Myanmar

Sagaing Division Dipayin Township, In 2023, Marakan village was burnt down. When we met on August 2.

In 2023 alone, more than 30,000 homes were burned down by the military council troops, according to data from the Data for Myanmar group, which monitors home burning incidents after the military coup.

From February 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023, nearly 80,000 homes (78,737) were burned down across the country. Of these, more than 30,000 homes (30,274 units) were destroyed by fire in 2023.

Over 22,554 of the 30,000 houses burned down in the last year were in Sagaing Division, where the armed resistance is strong.

According to Data for Myanmar, these homes were burned down by military council troops and subordinate troops who were clearing the area.

General Zaw Min Tun, spokesman for the Military Council, often denied that the Military Council troops did not burn down homes.

However, the residents whose homes were burned down insist that the military council soldiers destroyed the homes after raiding the villages.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), there are more than 2.6 million people who have fled their homes due to armed conflicts.



Joint forces attacked and captured the military council hanging bridge gate in Ye Township : Myanmar

Joint forces attacked and captured the military council hanging bridge gate in Ye Township
On January 20, 2024, members of the Mon State Revolutionary Army (MSRF) and Revolutionary Joint Forces (MSRF) were seen with weapons and ammunition after attacking and occupying the suspension bridge gate of the Military Council near Mokanin Village, Ye Township.

Mon State, which is demanding money from tourists, On January 20th, MSRF reported that joint revolutionary forces, including the Mon Pyi Revolutionary Army (MSRF), attacked and captured the suspension bridge gate of the Military Council Army near Mokanin Village, Ye Township.

On the morning of January 20, the Mon Pyi Revolutionary Army (MSRF) attacked the hanging bridge gate station under the military council on the Ye-Thamphyuzara highway near Mokanin village. Dona filter, Guerrilla Army (YGF) ABSDF Battalion (1); Mon Revolutionary Organization (MSRO) He said that Ye Defense Force (YDF) and Ye Falcon forces jointly attacked and captured the camp and burned it down.

It is said that in the battle between the joint forces and the military council forces that lasted for more than an hour, at least ten members of the military council side were killed, and there were also injured and those who fled. On the side of the joint forces, four people were injured and it was announced that it was not serious. During this battle, the Military Council's KHMA-588 and KHMA-343 fired at least 40 times with heavy weapons.

In addition, the Dona column also announced that civilian vehicles traveling on the Ye-Thamphyuzara highway were hit by heavy weapons fired by Khmer 343 and Amata 106.

RFA contacted General Zaw Min Tun, spokesperson of the Military Council, regarding the attack on the military council's gate camp and the shooting of tourist vehicles with heavy weapons, but he did not receive an answer.

On December 31 of last year, joint forces raided Khmera (591) and Khmera (583) under SKA-19 based in Ye Township with heavy weapons, He said he attacked with small arms.





Bali is the choice of Chinese tourists for this year's Chinese New Year holidays

Jakarta - Bali is one of the destination choices for Chinese tourists during the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations, according to Airbnb China search data from January 1 2023 to September 30 2023 to stay abroad during the winter with check-in dates between 22 December 2023 to February 29 2024.

According to Airbnb data as written in a press statement on January 18, there has been a significant change in interest in visiting Chinese tourists to various international destinations since travel restrictions were lifted.

This can be seen during the Christmas and end of year holidays, school holidays, and the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. Of the ten most searched countries during the winter period, Indonesia is in seventh position, with Bali as the most searched destination.

The first most searched country is Thailand, then Japan in second place, then New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Malaysia respectively in third to sixth place.

Then, Indonesia is in seventh place, followed by England, Norway and South Korea in eighth to ninth place.

Talking about tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, Chinese tourists tend to travel before or during Chinese New Year celebrations. The peak increase was seen at 14 times compared to the previous year, for the check-in period 8 - 18 February 2024.

They also tend to come in groups or with their families. Looking at more specific data on visits to certain regions, Bali ranks fourth with the highest search volume during the winter season among the top 20 cities.

Also read: Bali is a favorite destination for Chinese tourists during Chinese New Year

Meanwhile, Phuket, Thailand occupies the first position as the most sought after destination, followed by Bangkok, Thailand in second position, and Queenstown, New Zealand in third position.

Bali is said to have a special attraction for international tourists with its tropical beauty, stunning natural scenery and unique cultural richness.

To attract more visitors, the Government recently introduced a Multiple Entry Visa which allows tourists to visit Indonesia several times within five years.

On the other hand, Airbnb also conducted a survey of 900 Chinese tourists, which was run by Kantar in June 2023.

The data shows that Chinese tourists' preferences in choosing accommodation when traveling abroad prioritize reliability (89 percent), facilities (84 percent), customer service ( 80 percent), uniqueness (80 percent), location (56 percent), privacy (56 percent), and ease of booking accommodation (45 percent).

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