DVB spoke to one resident who put the blame for the floods squarely on the Wanbao copper mine, saying it affects the free flow of the Chindwin River.
Five activists previously sentenced to prison after a protest Rangoon last year, are sentenced to four months each in prison by the Ahlone township court.
Naw Ohn Hla and Nay Myo Zin among those found guilty of four charges for a Rangoon protest against the killing of a protestor at Latpadaung copper mine.
A court ruling that Khin Win was killed by a bullet means charges can now be brought against police.
Two monks who suffered serious injuries in the notorious 2012 firebombing have announced their intention to sue.
Land disputes, industrial action, and student activists: Bo Gyi of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners on the right to protest.