“They claimed that three or four villagers from Wanmai were abducted by the Palaung armed group [TNLA] and yet to return.”
A man from Arakan State who has been imprisoned in Thailand and China for illegal entry faces similar charges in Burma after crossing the border at Muse in Shan State.
Next week’s meeting will mark the first time the UNFC has sat for talks with the Burmese government.
Women’s rights groups say Burma’s new government needs to push harder if it wants to achieve real progress on eliminating violence and discrimination against women.
Researchers have developed a new method to pinpoint outbreaks of dengue fever by tracking phone calls to public health hotlines.