General Gun Maw of the Kachin Independence Organization says the political group has not agreed to sign the government’s cease-fire agreement.
Local police fire on residents for blocking the road leading to the Chinese-operated project.
Myanmar says it won’t work with a fact-finding mission that will look into allegations of violence against Rohingya Muslims.
Ongoing clashes between Myanmar ethnic armies and government forces are disrupting stability in the border area.
The body’s members will produce a ‘balanced’ report on events the UN and other outside groups say may represent crimes against humanity.
They threaten to take action against Wirathu of Ma Ba Tha if he makes any hate speeches against other religions.
The bloc wants the government to cooperate with an independent fact-finding mission looking into abuses against Rohingya Muslims.
Soldiers, who say they need the land to grow crops, are bulldozing houses and other structures.
The lawyers are reviewing thousands of pages of documents on the 2014 murder of two British tourists by two Myanmar men.
China is willing to broker peace talks to end the hostilities which have driven about 30,000 refugees into its territory.
A representative calls the move unconstitutional and a form of censorship.
The number of internally displaced persons grows to more than 30,000 in the latest outbreak of violence that began last week.
But he warns that the nationalist movement will pursue further legal action.
He suggested the monk should be defrocked for praising the assassins of a Muslim attorney.
Schools in Yunnan province close, and Chinese troops patrol the border town of Nansan amid ongoing hostilities.
An alliance of ethnic militias that includes the Kokang army says it will not lay down its arms.
The ethnic armed group assails police stations, military posts, and buildings in northern Shan state in retaliation for an attack on its territory.