Activists say the ruling party’s refusal to heed local sensitivities is already taking a toll
Police shut down protest camp near park housing statue in Karenni State capital
The Kayah State government was ignoring a promise it made last year not to erect the statue without the approval of locals, an activist and a party official said.
In Rankhu, a remote spot three hours’ drive from Loikaw, it’s almost possible to believe there’s ‘nothing to kill or die for’
Rights activists say the govt tightened its restrictions following a recent protest.
Former Communist Party of Burma was a devout Buddhist who fought alongside members of many ethnic armed groups for several decades.
Failure to heed feelings of local communities could erode support for NLD, analysts warn