The Burmese security forces, including the army, air force and navy have increased patrols in Arakan coastal areas after 11 Bangladeshi people were found in the southern part of Maungdaw Township, Arakan State.
Villagers have created volunteer schools without external assistance in internally displaced persons (IDP) villages, for people affected by war, in the Mawchi area of Hpasawng Township in Kayah (Karenni) State.
The European Union (EU) is to provide financial assistance to support a four-year project to develop peace building and reconstruct minor development programmes in conflict affected areas of Shan State starting this month.
Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) forces, who were on a tour campaigning for support, withdrew their forces from Loikaw Township on 16 May because they had not received government approval to be there.
The Mahemiah Co-operation Company (MCC) is planning to construct a tourist hotel in Hakha, the capital of Chin State, western Myanmar if the state authorities permit, said Pu Thawng Za lian, a company official.
Chittagong, Bangladesh: Bangladesh has been invited to join a regional meeting on human trafficking and people smuggling issues to begin in Thailand on 29 May according to the 15 May issue of the Financial Express of Bangladesh.
The Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) will help the Burmese government issue over 5,000 Burmese National Identification Cards (ID) to migrant Shan workers in Thailand at Homong Township in Lingkhe District, Southern Shan State.
Following investigations the authorities have arrested 22 people for being involved with the Arakan Army (AA) as of 18 May, said Police Major Khin Maung, the head of Kyauktaw Township Police Station in Arakan State.
For the second time in less than a month the Ta’ang National Liberation Army taxed passengers and car drivers passing on the main road between Kutkhai and Muse township, northern Shan State, on the morning of 18 May.
Brokers have threatened that they will kill all their 52 victims, who include five women, if the victims’ family members tell police that their relatives were trafficked from Arakan State and sold in China.