Two men arrested, more than 160,000 of the devices seized from Mandalay-bound truck in Kyaukme Township.
Organization accuses woman of informing on two of its soldiers; incident has stoked conflict between Shan, Ta’ang communities
Youth network says Ta’ang group earlier accused woman of being a Tatmadaw informant; her family denies the claim.
This week’s clashes have also left more than 600 Shan villagers homeless, local residents say.
Some 451 IDPs sheltering at a Buddhist monastery as fighting enters third day.
Aid groups are assisting residents of three villages taking shelter in Kyaukme, Mongngaw
‘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.