Villagers retake land from gold mining company

About 300 local people and their supporters took back their land from Myanmar Sithu Gold Mining Company at Yayhtwet village, Chaunggyi village-tracts, Thapeikyin Township, Pyinoolwin district, Mandalay Region on 3 January. They were supported by people from Patheingyi, Madaya and Singu townships. They said that they had to retake their land after gold mining companies […]

Myanmar: rape claims were ‘fabricated’

The alleged rape of a Buddhist woman by two Muslim men that triggered religious violence in the central Myanmar city of Mandalay was fabricated, authorities said on Sunday. A Home Ministry announcement published in the Myanma Ahlin newspaper said a third Muslim man had sought to frame the two owners of a tea shop because […]