A leading oil security expert has weighed in on the potential dangers of operating twin gas and oil pipelines in northern Shan state while fighting between the Burma army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) is ongoing near the pipeline route.
The Restoration Council/Shan State Army(RCSS/SSA) sent an official letter to the Myanmar government asking them for clear demarcations of military controlled areas in the region after repeated clashes since a ceasefire was inked in December 2, 2011.
In a report released on April 1, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for the Myanmar government to thoroughly investigate and punish those responsible for the recent riots in Meiktila and central Myanmar.
In the week after shocking satellite images were released that showed the extent of the devastation in Meiktila following the riots, in which an estimated 41 people were killed and 12,000 displaced, some of the victims who lost their homes have spoken of how immediate aid is being provided, but say that what they really need is the opportunity to go back home.
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