The Kachin community is adamant that it will continue to pursue justice in the case of two volunteer Kachin teachers who were raped and murdered in 2015.
Move not recognized by Kachin leaders based in Myitkyina
The reasons are many. For one, Myanmar's falling out with the West over the Rohingya crisis gives China leverage to insist on a project neither Naypyitaw nor locals want.
Group shut down more than 100 churches over past four months; Lahu group seeks clarification on regulations in Wa region
Some of the candidates who lost a race to the USDP question the ballots the military-backed party won in early voting on military bases, where monitoring is heavily restricted.
The military detained the 12 last month suspecting they had links to the Kachin Independence Army but released them on Sunday, says the Peace-talk Creation Group.
Zing Thung Sunday said they often had to eat grass to survive while avoiding landmines and soldiers on their jungle trek after fleeing their village in Kachin State.
According to the records, the Tatmadaw threatened to “destroy” KIA bases it “does not recognize” in Kachin State if the group refused to withdraw.