Drugs worth approximately 1.6 billion kyat ($1.15 million USD) were seized in Shan State over the weekend.
Joining a rising chorus of voices objecting to the encroachment of Burma Army troops into territory in Karen State, hundreds of villagers in the state’s Hpapun Township staged a protest on Monday, calling on the military to withdraw its forces.
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.
“The DKBA renegades employed guerrilla tactics,” said a local BGF commander.
Karen CSOs highlight human rights issues and other matters relating to the repatriation of refugees in meeting with Yanghee Lee.
Domestic tourists flock to the area for religious pilgrimages, but foreign visitors may enjoy trekking in the misty mountains and viewing the natural beauty.