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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...

Coalmine has no impact, says natural resources minister

Burma’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Ohn Win told parliament on Wednesday...

Coalmine companies refuse to withdraw from Mong Kung

The Pyae Aung Hein and Hein Mitter companies are continuing their coal-mining operations in...

RCSS/SSA listens to villagers’ opposition to Mong Kung coal mines

Representatives of the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) sat for a...

Hsipaw residents demand their land back

Some 30 local residents of Hsipaw Township in northern Shan State marched through the...

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