Conflict rages in the Kokang region. Meanwhile, a three-month presidential decree imposing martial law is set to expire on 17 May.
President signs into effect a 90-day State of Emergency; meanwhile a Red cross convoy carrying refugees is attacked, injuring two volunteers.
Burma’s border crossings to Thailand remain open; meanwhile aid workers do not envisage any disruption to the delivery of supplies to refugees along the Thai-Burmese border.
Residents in the Burmese border town of Myawaddy fear that the imposition of martial law in neighbouring Thailand will disrupt the flow of border trade.
Sectarian violence in central Burma has spread to three other towns in the area including Ywartan village, south of Meikhtila. More than 2,000 people have been displaced due to the…
The government announced the imposition of martial law in central Burma’s Meikhtila as rioting continued for the third day