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Rights groups mark the fifth anniversary of the Kachin conflict with calls on the Burmese government to do more for displaced civilians and victims of atrocities.
The World Wildlife Fund says it welcomes the Burmese government’s plan to shut down one of the world’s most notorious markets for endangered species.
The group’s secretary said their aim is to assist and represent anyone – regardless of their religion – in connection with incidents or alleged crimes which may have religious pretexts.
Two people were reportedly killed when flash floods hit the village of Myelin in the Sagaing Division town of Pinlebu on Thursday.
The warnings come after mining operations were suspended last October for several months following a mudslide that killed at least 28 people.