FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM Prison break in Sagaing’s Hkamti About 10 political prisoners made a daring escape from the Hkamti Prison, outside of Hkamti town, on Oct. 18. “We know that the prison break [took place] at around 5 o’clock in the morning. About 10 people ran away,” a local told DVB. The Burma Army …
Bridges over major rivers can transform local, as well as national, economies. But not everyone is in favour of building a $168 million bridge linking the congested downtown of Yangon with the poor and rural township of Dala to the south.
A Burmese court finds 33 farmers living next to a Special Economic Zone guilty of criminal trespass, a ruling seen by activists as a blow to land rights in a country with a rising demand for property for industrial use.
The US Treasury Department has slapped sanctions on a gambling empire hacked from the Laotian jungle which it said was involved in drug, human and wildlife trafficking and child prostitution.
Locals and civil society organisations in Karen State are pushing back against plans for a coal-fired power plant in Hpa-an Township, where the project still has the blessing of the state’s leading official.
Burma had pushed for a bigger slice of the roughly US$7.2 billion deep sea port in western Arakan State.