Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says peace process will be government’s priority

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi said on Monday the country’s peace process will be the first priority of her new government that will take power later this year, following a landslide victory in a November election. The country has struggled for decades to reach lasting peace agreements with a multitude of ethnic minority guerrilla groups […]

New Myanmar government to tighten safety after jade mine disaster

Myanmar’s newly elected government said on Tuesday that it plans to tighten safety controls at the country’s poorly regulated jade mines after a landslide swept over a mining encampment, resulting in a death toll expected to reach around 200 people. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy(NLD) won a resounding victory in the country’s […]

Many buried in jade mine landslide

HPAKANT-Many raw jade miners are feared dead after a 1,000-foot-high heap of soil collapsed in Hpakant, Kachin State. “I ran as soon as I heard the landslide. There were about 30 people running behind me. When I reached the hill, I looked back and I didn’t see anyone. Estimates of the death toll exceed 50,” […]