Survivors haunted by Myanmar army massacre in Sagaing

No one will stay in the eastern parts of Mone Taing Pin anymore, where locals claim that dogs howl without provocation, putrid odours materialise and vanish, and shadowy figures are spotted only to disappear before they can be identified. In May, the military massacred nearly 30 people in ...

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Farmers demand return of lands

Farmers in Sagaing Region’s Kanbalu township staged a protest demanding the return of their land which were confiscated by the government, claiming that those lands have been farmed since the time of their ancestors. On April 23, about 100 farmers from Buu Kone and Myae ...

Letpadaung copper project to bring in US$20m

The Letpadaung Copper Project, which is a joint venture between the Wanbao Mining Company from China, Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited and the Myanmar Government is expected to generate about US$20 million in its first 10 months for the State, said U Ohn Win, Union Minister ...

Govt evicts Nansibon jade mine scavengers

Jade scavengers who have allegedly overrun mines operated by private companies in Hkamti township have been ordered to move out by the government, with a combat police battalion standing by to enforce the ban. ​The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation gave the itinerant ...

Attacks on journalists in Myanmar highlight complications, dangers for the media

The murder of a Myanmarese reporter investigating illegal logging and the roadside beating of another, both in Myanmar earlier this week, have raised new fears about media safety in the country. Soe Moe Tun, a 37 year-old Myanmarese reporter with Daily Eleven newspaper, was found “severely ...

Myanmar and India to open new international border gate in Tamu

Pilgrims, traders and adventurous holidaymakers can soon look forward to the opening of a new border gate between India and Myanmar, officials say. Immigration Minister U Thein Swe said the new international border gate at Tamu, Sagaing Region, would open soon. He said the Indian ...

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