By NAN LWIN HNIN PWINT
YANGON — More than 700 locals from the village tract of Kham Teng in Hsenwi Township, Lashio District in northern Shan State have fled to Hsenwi following alleged extortion of more than 70 million kyats from villagers by Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA).
About 730 locals from seven villages fled to Hsenwi on Wednesday afternoon, Daw Nan Khin Htar Yi, Hsenwi lawmaker in Shan State’s parliament, told The Irrawaddy.
By Salai Thant Zin
PATHEIN, Irrawaddy Division — Twenty people have died of dengue fever so far since January this year in Irrawaddy Division, according to the divisional health department.
“Dengue incidence is highest in Hinthada District, followed by Maubin and Pathein districts respectively,” said Dr. Myat Min Htun, head of the epidemic division under the divisional health department.
Dengue cases have doubled in the division from the previous year – 1,679 cases from January 1 to July 10 compared to about 800 cases in total the prior year.
By NYEIN NYEIN
YANGON — The Union-level joint ceasefire monitoring committee (JMC) said almost 70 percent of the complaints it has received were territorial disputes that would soon be assessed by verification teams.
The JMC’s role includes monitoring the ceasefire implementation for signatories of the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA).
By HTET NAING ZAW
More than 34,000 migrant workers have returned to Myanmar since the Thai government launched a crackdown on illegal foreign workers, according to the Union minister for labor, immigration and population U Thein Swe.
The minister said the two governments were negotiating to issue work permits to undocumented Myanmar workers in Thailand, at the ministry’s press conference on the issue of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand and Malaysia in Naypyitaw on Wednesday.
By MOE MYINT
YANGON – Sittwe district police chief Lt-Col Win Naung said suspects have not yet been apprehended in a mob attack on Tuesday that left one Muslim man dead, despite the presence of a police escort on the scene.