They are solidifying their ties to the United Wa State Army, the country’s largest nonstate armed forces.
Three groups disagree with the government’s nationwide peace pact as the way forward in the country’s peace process.
The town’s district administrator tells Chinese authorities to unfreeze the accounts of those not engaged in illegal activities.
They claim the accounts are illegal and tied to funds from drug dealing and gambling.
‘British Ko Ko Maung’ is let go, while his editor remains in jail awaiting trial on defamation charges.
Hostilities rage between the Myanmar military and Kachin Independence Army the day after the deadline for a civilian evacuation order.
Report to parliament in Dhaka comes after Indonesia-based think-tank reveals existence of new insurgent group.
A village administrator says the three insulted him in a Facebook post.
New hostilities force workers from the Tanaing gold and amber mining region to return to their hometowns in other parts of the country.
Authorities say they will continue tearing down the shacks to make way for a residential project.
The move is the first forced eviction under the administration of de facto national leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Lawyers for the detained pair say courts are bending the law by not allowing their clients to post bail.
The national army drops fliers from a helicopter warning those living in the region to evacuate the area before a clearing operation on June 15.
They form a committee to demand that the government abolish a law used by those in power to sue them for defamation.
General Than Htut says 36 ethnic villages have already been built in restive Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships.
They are part of a group of 50 residents of Thaketa township who gathered to pray in front of an Islamic school closed by local authorities in April.
Newspaper had mocked propaganda film by powerful army in March, drawing charges under controversial telecommunications law in May.