Eel traders dealing with security issues

Myanmar’s eel traders continue to send shipments to China despite ongoing safety issues due to clashes between the Tatmadaw and armed ethnic groups in northern Shan State, especially around Kutkai township. Kutkai is located along a major route to China used by eel traders. Last month, the trade was halted for about 15 days after […]

Myanmar-Thailand highway branded ‘ecological and social disaster’

Community and conservation groups in Myanmar have branded a planned highway linking a port project to Thailand an “ecological and social disaster”, saying it would uproot indigenous people from their homes and farms. Critics said an environmental and social impact assessment for the road project, approved by the Myanmar government in June, failed to adequately […]