‘We would like to request that the cases be dropped because they are innocent farmers,’ said Sai Hor Hseng, spokesman for the SHRF.
Concerns raised Shan and Rakhine ethnicities will not be fairly represented at third round of the Union Peace Conference.
Six people remain in a serious condition, including an elderly lady and a 7-year-old boy, after fireworks-laden balloon crashes into crowd.
SNDP proposes merged party with SNLD to compete in 2020 elections.
As international support for people living in camps in Kachin and Shan state dwindles, spokesperson says govt is ready to provide food.
TNLA confirms rape of school headmistress in Kyaukme Township and says soldiers involved are in detention.
Refugee camps on the Thailand-Myanmar border face supplies crisis.
Khun Tan allegedly seduced hundreds of girls around the age of 15.
Overuse of imported pesticides is poisoning the soil and creating health problems for locals, say local farmers and land activists.
Local organizations say five villagers were detained under suspicion of connection to the TNLA but were later released.
Myanmar Metals touts the Bawdwin site’s mineral potential, but there doesn’t appear to be mention of ongoing clashes and displacement in the region.
Recent flooding renews local calls to halt gold mining operations in eastern Shan State for environmental and health concerns.
A joint report by the government and the World Bank says poverty rates have declined fastest in urban areas.
Food support for six camps on the Thai-Shan border will be cut off in October.
Locals fear for the future of a dilapidated but storied manor in northern Shan State.