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A top military official has laid blame for recent fighting in Shan State on the Shan State Army-North, saying the group trespassed onto land under government control in violation of a 2012 peace agreement.
Religious prejudice continues to endanger Burma. Recently, deadly clashes of Muslim and Buddhist mobs in Mandalay, the country's second-biggest city, showed once again just how explosive the tensions between both faiths have become.
As many as 5,000 people who have fled fighting in northern Shan State are in desperate need of aid, according to the Taaung Women's Organisation.
A Shan ethnic lawmaker in the Lower House asked the Burmese government on Tuesday to cease military operations in Kyaythee Township in northern Shan State, where several hundred villagers have been displaced after fighting between the Shan State Army-North and the Burma Army has recently escalated.
Students from the Inle Heritage Hospitality Vocational Training Center tend to vegetables at the Inthar Heritage House near Inle Lake in Shan State.
To mark World Drug Day, Burmese authorities organized drug-burning ceremonies on Thursday that destroyed seized illegal drugs said to be worth a combined US$130 million.
Myanmar and Thailand incinerated some $400 million-worth of narcotics Thursday to mark World Drugs Day, but the UN warned opium production was on the rise in the region.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 08:50 pm
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