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Three Burmese army servicemen under investigation for the death of five local villagers in northern Shan State’s Lashio Township in June have confessed to the killings at a military tribunal.
“The crack appeared this morning along the road next to the village – it’s about 600 metres in length. If the rain doesn’t stop, it may trigger a landslide.”
Ta’ang community leaders argue that the Ta’ang need their own state if they are to enjoy equal status in a future federal Burma.
Although local authorities are managing assistance to the flood victims, they will soon have shortages of food and water.
DVB speaks to Liz Hilton of Empower, a group that works to ensure equal rights for sex workers in Thailand.