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 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.
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.
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.
Mr. Vijay Nambiar, the UN Secretary General's Special Advisor on Myanmar met with the Arakan Prime Minister and Arakan ministers to discuss the case of 208 boat people rescued by the Burmese navy in Burmese territorial waters.