“You can count yourself dead once you descend down the mine.”
A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that 40,000 people had been “seriously affected” and that the UN was ready to provide aid.
Soldier shot at vehicle killing one passenger when driver failed to stop immediately at a checkpoint in Shan State.
Environmentalists have lead a mass protest through Mogok in northern Mandalay Division, amid mounting fears over the future of the town’s iconic lake.
Once a week, DVB will bring you a round up of the stories from around Burma, and where they have been happening.
On this week’s episode of DVB’s Doh Pyay Doh Myay Roadshow, the team takes us north of Mandalay to the ruby mining town of Mogok.