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.
Court revokes bail of nine farmers and land rights activists who continued to work land confiscated in 1998.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses developments in Shan and Kachin states and their impacts on the peace process.
Hsipaw court will rule on bail next week in case of three detained journalists, says judge.
Three locals are held for ransom in northern Shan State, according to reports.
Deputy judge informs defense lawyer of appearance only after reporters leave court.
Both sides suffered injuries, says a spokesperson for the ethnic armed group.
Myanmar Press Council must stand with reporters if they are to escape unlawful association charges, says Media Law consultant U Khin Maung Myint.