“Out of each three boys, they had to draw lots to determine which one would have to join the militia.”
A new report alleges that a recent Burmese army offensive in Shan State was linked to coal-mining operations opposed by local people.
Representatives of the Shan State Army-South meet with a Burmese government delegation in Chiang Mai where they discuss the draft framework for a nationwide ceasefire that has already been approved by 16 other ethnic armed groups.
The notorious drug trafficker Naw Kham will be executed by lethal injection in southern China on Friday, according to reports in the Chinese press
Burmese national Sai Naw Kham, who was sentenced to death by a Chinese court this week, is set to file an appeal against the ruling
Burma’s reinvigorated ‘war on opium’ serves to distract from the fact that the methamphetamine trade is both a far greater problem, and one that Burmese troops and members of the government play a key role in