A recent offensive by the Burmese military in Kachin State, seizing the Kachin Independence Army’s Gidon mountain outpost, has exacerbated the dire conditions for displaced people living in the area…
Resolving myriad land disputes, often involving farmers with no documents to back their claims, was a core National League for Democracy campaign pledge. Fulfilling it is proving difficult.
Relief workers say that these internally displaced persons are urgently in need of blankets and warm clothing as the cold season sets in.
A former Police General Hospital doctor, Police Colonel Supat Laohawattana, who was handed a death sentence for murdering his Burmese migrant farm worker, has been arrested in Burma, reports say.