Burma Army Tries to Force War Refugees Home

Chin people who fled their homes in Chin State due to fighting between the Burma Army and the Arakan Army (AA) are being forced to return to their homes by 289 Infantry Battalion.

RCSS/SSA Will Not Participate in NCCT Conference

The Restoration Council of Shan State / Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) leaders will not attend the upcoming NCCT organised ethnic armed organisations’ (EAO) Conference, in Law-Khi-Lar, Karen State from 2 to 6 June.

Twenty Burmese Charged with Human Trafficking

Twenty Burmese citizens who were among the 208 boatpeople rescued by the Burmese authorities off the coast of Maungdaw Township in Arakan State on 21 May are being prosecuted for human trafficking offences.

Australian Company Bribes Villagers to Approve Dam Project

SMEC the Australian company carrying out the social and environmental impact assessment report for the Mongton Dam project is bribing local residents to sign statements saying they approve of the dam, according to local villagers.

88 Generation and NUA Meet to Discuss Political Deadlock

The United Nationalities Alliance (UNA) and the 88 Peace and Open Society (88 Generation) group met in Yangon to talk about solving political deadlocks and to demonstrate unity between democratic groups and ethnic political forces on 22 May.

Man Sets Fire to Himself to Protest Land Grab

U Myint Aung, a 63-year-old man from Shan State who set himself on fire on 21 May to protest against the army confiscating his land died from his injuries in Sao Tun Hospital, Taunggyi on 22 May.

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