“Because of the current law, Kayah State does not even have a Kayan Ethnic Affairs Minister. But Shan State does.”
“Two of them survived but the other two are still missing. One of the survivors managed to grab hold of a tree root which saved his life.”
Locals in Demoso say the KNPP imposes an annual tax of about 5,000 kyat per household, and that they were given a 10 October deadline to pay up.
Twenty eight people have now been confirmed dead as a result of a disastrous landslide in eastern Burma on Sunday.
According to local sources in Mawchi, several homes were also destroyed in the devastation, leaving locals without food, shelter or clothing.
The leadership of Burma’s main opposition party has ordered a ban on its candidates from speaking to the media for at least the next three weeks.