Burma Army and KIA Clash near Mohnyin Jade Mine

The Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA)’s Regiment 8 fought for nearly an hour on the outskirts of the southern Kachin State town of Mohnyin on 22 April, the Kachin News Group has learned.

Burma Army Mobilization in Kokang Blocks Refugee Returns Says Report

A new report released recently by the Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) alleges that an ongoing mobilization of army troops in northern Shan State along the border with China in Kokang has made it “impossible for tens of thousands of Kokang refugees to return home”.

Government vows to end forced labour, enforce child labour laws

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population issued a statement yesterday, International Workers’ Day, stating its commitment to promoting and protecting labour rights, including ending forced labour and stronger enforcement of child labour laws, the Global New Light of Myanmar reported on 2 May.

Myanmar and World Press Freedom Day

On the face of it, Myanmar appears to have turned the page on locking up journalists. One of the first acts of the new Aung San Suu Kyi-Htin Kyaw government was to free several journalists who had been locked up during the tenure of President Thein Sein’s government.

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