Fifteen workers from a Sagaing-based plywood company receive prison sentences for scuffling with police during a protest in Naypyidaw in May.
Locals say it is common for wild elephants to roam around villages on the edge of the Pegu range during the harvest in monsoon season.
Since the UWSA did not withdraw from Mongla, the Burmese have sent military aircraft to fly over the Wa bases as an apparent show of force.
The first, voluntary repatriation of 68 Burmese refugees from camps along the Thai-Burmese border began on Tuesday, in a move the UNHCR called a “milestone”.
UN human rights experts call on Burma to investigate allegations of atrocities committed against civilians in northern Arakan State’s Maungdaw Township.