Villagers in a remote and mountainous part of Tanintharyi Region are claiming compensation from a joint venture company running a palm oil project on land they say was confiscated from them.
Cracks have once again emerged in the ranks of the Karen National Union as a result of the group’s decision to sign the Union Day declaration on February 12.
Teachers who have fled the heavy fighting in Kokang are to be assisted to return to their home towns, the Ministry of Education announced last week.
The Shan State Army-North has written to the government urging it to open talks with Kokang rebels, as the death toll continues to rise following more than two weeks of heavy fighting in northeastern Shan State.
Merrymakers during this year’s Thingyan water festival will have to follow the rules – or risk losing millions, Mandalay city officials say.