Ethnic villagers in Sagaing Division say that gold mining along the fourth largest river in Burma is ruining farmland and causing tension in the community
The tree female defendants were indicted on two unlawful assembly charges each, while the 12 men were also indicted for sedition.
The body of a police officer who drowned after his boat capsized while chasing illegal loggers on a river in Sagaing Division earlier this week was recovered on Wednesday.
An Indian gold trader based in the northeastern state of Assam has been arrested for allegedly smuggling nearly nearly $300 million worth of gold from Burma.
The officials said they stopped and searched the lorry, which was accompanied by two servicemen, following a tip-off. They found 29 logs of milled lumber, weighing a total of nearly…
In Monywa, although the current is just two inches above danger level, it is expected to rise, while levels in towns upstream should fall, the Met Office predicted.