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The Chin State government in Burma is considering relocating wards in the state capital, Hakha, after it was devastated by recent landslides and floods.
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The entire population of Kahngen village, some 127 people from 40 houses, has abandoned their homes due to flooding and landslides and sought refuge in nearby Tedim.
The Burmese government has confirmed via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 10 August the repatriation of 159 verified Bangladesh nationals.
Burma’s Ministry of Defence announces that several senior ranking military officials, including the naval chief-of-staff, have been “allowed to retire”.