A Kachin civil society group is urging relatives of those killed in a landslide near a Hpakant jade mine on November 21 to reject an offer of K600,000 compensation for each victim, and has reiterated threats to press charges against those involved in the mining operation.
The new government to be formed by the National League for Democracy will support the nationwide ceasefire process, senior party officials yesterday assured five ethnic armed groups that signed the pact last month with President U Thein Sein.
Shan civil society organisations have appealed to the international community to break its silence over what they call war crimes committed by the Myanmar military during more than a month of fighting in central Shan State that has displaced some 10,000 people.
Daw Nyo Nyo Thin, an independent Yangon politician known for her outspoken views, has filed an election complaint with police against her victorious National League for Democracy rival and a campaign manager.
The precedent of a failed merger isn’t keeping two ethnic Shan parties from trying to join forces once again.
Health officials are battling to prevent the return of polio to the country after an apparent resurgence of a vaccine-derived strain in northern Rakhine State.