Shan farmers from Namkham, a Sino-Burma border town in northern Shan State, are voicing concern over the gas pipelines linking to China that have appeared to have some holes or loosely connected, according to local news sources.
The immediate objective of the ongoing Burma Army campaign against allied rebel armies in northern Shan State is to cut off Wa support for them, both moral and material, according to an informed source who requests anonymity from the Sino-Burmese border.
Myanmar’s ethnic reporters, editors and publishers are calling for more recognition for the role of ethnic media in the country, and have urged Parliament to address the status of ethnic publications and broadcasting.
Although no compensation has yet been paid to villagers whose land was confiscated to make way for a huge industrial zone and deep-sea port facility in Thilawa, a port 25 km southeast of Yangon, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) is currently being carried out.
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