The SAC has ordered Myanmar Police Force Headquarters to plant landmines around police stations across the country, according to police sources. Police officers told DVB that the junta gave the order to the central police authority in Naypyitaw in early February. The move is thought to be a response to lethal attacks on police stations …
As the men have little money to pay hospital fees, donations have been raised among the local Kachin community.
State media says one person was injured when military trucks hit landmines in Burma’s troubled Rakhine State this week.
The UN children’s agency (UNICEF) and Burma’s government reiterated their goal of spending $5.9 million this year on landmine risk education, victims’ assistance, capacity-building and other related projects as a ceremony was held yesterday to mark International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is named in an international report as one of the few nations to actively plant landmines over the past year.
“We are currently clearing the area of landmines, but it is a challenge as they are scattered everywhere,” said BGF officer Naing Maung Zaw.