“The Myanmar Tatmadaw [armed forces] consistently hinders food transportation to the most needed area in Kachin State,” says JST.
Eumeralla and its local partner Myanmar Energy Resources Group are seeking to explore a 400km-square area in Karenni State.
A recent report indicating that Canadian and Burmese officials are discussing future military cooperation has raised alarm bells.
Kachin exile groups say US sanctions on the Burmese military should stay in place until the conflict in Kachin State is resolved.
A new report alleges that a recent Burmese army offensive in Shan State was linked to coal-mining operations opposed by local people.
A new report by a Brussels-based think tank says that Burma’s “undisputed political leader” has a strong tendency “to concentrate power in her own hands and delegate little.”