Grassroots organization opposes Tanintharyi conservation project

Ridge to Reef is a sweeping conservation project that aims to protect 3.5 million acres of wilderness and indigenous lands in Tanintharyi Region. The government-led development is supported by the United Nations Development Program, the Global Enviro

200 buildings torched in Rakhine State

Human Rights Watch claims a massive block of buildings has been burned to the ground in Rakhine State. The organization says satellite imagery shows the scorched husks of around 200 structures in Let Kar village, in Mrauk-U Township. The claim draws

Returnees bring COVID-19 to Kayin, Tanintharyi

The first cases of COVD-19 have been confirmed in Kayin State and Tanintharyi Region, apparently brought back by returning migrant workers. Of the five confirmed cases in these areas, it seems two contracted the disease in Thailand and three in Malay

Police make historic drug bust as meth trade booms

Police have captured millions of dollars worth of narcotics and precursors, including more than 200 million methamphetamine tablets and 500 kilograms of crystal meth. The bust, carried out in Shan State’s Kutkhai Township, was one of the larges

UN Security Council to discuss Rakhine

The UN Security Council will meet Thursday this week to discuss escalating violence in Rakhine and Chin States, which has affected efforts to contain COVID-19. The closed-door meeting will be held over video conference and will include statements fro

COVID-19 plan will cost USD 2 billion

The final price tag of the COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP) will reach USD 2 billion, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations has revealed. The cost will be covered by a combination of government spending and foreign aid. Intern