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Tatmadaw Destroys Local Farms Following Attack by Unknown Assailants in Hsipaw

Officers told locals ‘life was more important than corn’ after destroying their crops a...

Deputy Minister: Upper Yeywa Dam Construction Will Continue, Despite Public Objection

The Union Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy said ‘the people don’t need to...

Shan State Locals, MPs Call For Halt to Hydropower Projects on Namtu River

The demands are in opposition to the Upper Yeywa Dam, which expected to drown...
Inle Lake

Conservation of Inle Lake running out of time?

When the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in June 2015 designated...

Flooding Displaces More Than 200 People, Damages Paddy Fields in Lashio

Those fleeing rising water levels in northern Shan State are seeking refuge in local...

Ethnic customary law in the light of land confiscation

On July 17, Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the government for compensation of...

Following Heavy Rains, Lashio Man Swept Away in Stream Still Missing

The man had attempted to drive across a bridge inundated with water. A Lashio man...

Mong Hpyak Locals to Petition Union Govt to Halt Australian Gold Mining Venture

Eastern Shan State residents have opposed the project since meeting company reps last year,...

Genetically Modified Organism: Where Myanmar stands

Lately, a piece of news came up in the local press on the much...

Air pollution from Hsipaw coalmine affecting health

Residents in the northern Shan State township of Hsipaw have been struck by respiratory...

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