The trio – DVB’s Aye Nai and Pyae Phone Aung, and The Irrawaddy’s Lawi Weng – were arrested at a checkpoint while returning from TNLA territory.
“All three journalists are in good health. What they really need is food. Aye Naing can eat the food here, but the two younger journalists cannot stomach it.”
The Singapore-based hotel and flight booking agent has announced a list of its top ten Asian destinations that are seeing the fastest growth in visitors from Europe.
“The IDPs are being repatriated as calm gradually returns to the area,” a Shan MP tells DVB.
A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that 40,000 people had been “seriously affected” and that the UN was ready to provide aid.
Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), on Thursday turned down a 400,000 kyat (US$400) travel stipend provided by the legislature.