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Don’t Compensate Us With Deforested Land, Say Hsihseng Farmers

Locals are opposing an offer put forward by the Hsihseng administration in southern Shan State to compensate them for farmland seized by the military...

Coal Mining Company Pressures Villagers In Southern Shan State

Residents in southern Shan State say they are being pressured to accept a coal mining project they don't want near their village. An abbot at...

Rice Farmers Affected By Late Monsoon Season

Farmers in eastern Shan State's Kengtung Township are waiting for the rain to come to flood their fields before they can start seeding their...

Burma Army Soldiers Plant Trees on Confiscated Farmland in Namzang

Burma Army troops have planted eucalyptus trees on farmland confiscated by the military in Namzang Township, southern Shan State, angering farmers who demand it...

Shweli River Runs Red, Alarming Locals

The water of the Shweli River separating China and Shan State has turned red in color, raising concern among locals about the level of...

Pa-O Farmers Face Trial After Military Refuses to Drop Charges Against Them

Farmers in southern Shan State’s Hsihseng Township are expected to go to trial since the military has not opted to withdraw trespassing charges against...

Farmers Protest Land Grabs In Southern Shan State

Pa-O farmers from southern Shan State gathered in protest Tuesday after their farms were seized by the Tatmadaw. Burma Army LIB-423 and LIB-424 confiscated 900...

Tigyit Coal-Fired Power Plant ‘Not in Line With Law’

Allowing the Tigyit coal-fired power plant in southern Shan State’s Panglaung Township to continue operation would be illegal under the current circumstances, according to...

Tangyan Locals Worried Coal Mining Will Cause Village Collapse

Locals in northern Shan State’s Tangyan Township are concerned that ongoing coal mining in the area is creating conditions for the collapse of the...

Storm Hits Southern Shan State, Destroys Homes and School

A hailstorm pounded residences and public buildings in southern Shan State’s Namzang Township this weekend, according to local sources. More than 30 homes were damaged...

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