A Chinese company behind an urban development project near the Thai border says it is planning to build on a swath of land many times the size it was granted by the government.
Monday’s fire at the No Po refugee camp, where some 10,000 refugees from Myanmar live, destroyed at least 50 homes.
Veterans urge young people to remember sacrifice of revolutionary movement.
Meanwhile, KIO says it is not bound by Tatmadaw’s four-month truce
At this year's event, ethnic armed groups have a golden opportunity to start settling their differences peacefully and devise a new path to peace with the government and military.
The KNLA blamed the death on the military for encroaching on its area of control in Karen State's Papun Township without prior notice.
Government spokesman U Zaw Htay said he hoped the KNU's recent decision to temporarily withdraw from negotiations would ultimately help move the peace process forward.
Ethnic Karen gathered for an emotional memorial service in Mae Sot, Thailand, on Saturday, a month after the fatal shooting of environmentalist Saw O Moo.