Rights and aid groups are urging Burma’s government to allow access to displaced populations in northern Arakan State amid tightened security following a series of attacks on border police nearly…
“We went to see them in Bang Kwang around 8:30am and left around 11am – both were in good health with a high morale,” said an embassy delegate.
The police deputy-commander said that drugs are frequently seized at Takaw Bridge, but this was the biggest seizure at that checkpoint so far this year.
The man was arrested after he was found to be in possession of 84.7 million kyat worth of jewellery allegedly stolen from a gold shop in Tachilek.
The protestors issued a list of six points, including a demand to permit day-labourers forage freely through mounds of soil dumped by mining companies.
A human rights group in Karen State is calling for the demilitarisation of former conflict areas to ensure that Burma’s ongoing peace process is “stable and long lasting”.