Gen. Yawd Serk, the head of one of Shan State’s largest ethnic armed groups, talked to The Irrawaddy about the peace process and his relationship with Myanmar’s military.
The obelisk at Panglong in Shan State marks the place where Gen. Aung San and ethnic leaders signed the landmark agreement in 1947 to restore independence from Britain.
The Ta’ang National Liberation Army told enraged residents it will take action against a member of the ethnic armed group who killed his ex-girlfriend, a local teacher.
A local Kachin group is asking for help finding two girls from Shan State who were trafficked to China as the group gathers evidence against suspects held by a local militia.
The government of Shan State is providing villages with nonvenomous snakes to fight an infestation of rats that has wiped out rice crops.
Kayan leaders are calling on authorities in the Pa-O Self-Administered Zone to act after a statue of the Virgin Mary belonging to a catholic Kayan community was destroyed.
This week, Myanmar celebrated the opening of a Thai fish factory and border trade with Laos, while the World Bank is forecasting a growth boost.
Myanmar’s military attacked a Kachin Independence Army base in Shan State on Wednesday, ending a relative lull in violence between the two sides over the past year.
Strange markers in villages along a planned China-backed railway in Shan State suggest the project is proceeding without input from locals, who fear for their futures.
Taunggyi, Loikaw and Dawei will receive the Asean Clean Tourist City Standard award to recognize their efforts to create a pristine environment.
The Myanmar military and ethnic armed groups deny using landmines, but the growing civilian casualty toll tells a different story.
Churches of the Lahu and Kachin Baptist conventions have received permission from the United Wa State Army to reopen after the armed group ordered them closed last year.
Local residents in northern Shan State are struggling with landmine use and some report that soldiers are extorting money from those who trigger their mines.
Shan and Karen activists say for decades they suffered similar abuse to that endured by the Rohingya in 2017 and that the generals should face justice.
Zau Bauk is a carpenter in Kutkai, Shan State. In late August, as the military fought with ethnic armed groups, a shell hit his home, killing his wife, son and daughter.