U.S. Agriculture Praises Senate Letter Urging Administration to Make Greater Strides to Protect Common Food and Wine Terms

ARLINGTON, Va., July 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A diverse range of farm and agricultural industries is praising a bipartisan Senate letter sent today to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging stronger international safeguards to protect U.S. exporters using common food and wine terms. Sens. John Thune (R-SD), […]

Civilian Beaten By Burma Army Soldiers In Kyaukme Township

Sai Tun Win, who is a parliamentarian for Kyaukme Township, told SHAN the other villagers left Aek Gyee village when fighting broke out between the Burma Army and Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) on June 28.   “Soldiers came into the village and beat Aik Maung,” says Sai Tun Win, releasing the […]

COVID-19 Patient Discharged From Taunggyi Hospital

After testing negative twice, Dr Wai Wai Mon says Case 245 will need to be quarantined for another fourteen days in a medical facility in the patient’s village-tract.   Case-231 was released on June 18 from Muse Public Hospital in northern Shan State, near the Chinese border. Like Case-245, the patient will be quarantined for […]

Man Killed By Gunmen In Muse

Eyewitness Ko Lwin told SHAN the victim was killed by two assailants, also riding motorcycles, near the Ho Nar monastery in Kawng Muu Ton ward around 9 pm yesterday.   “Two gunmen followed the unidentified man, who was about 25-years-old. They shot him and fled the scene. The victim died on the spot,” he says. […]

Govt Tests Hundreds Of Migrant Workers For COVID-19

Dr Zawana, head of Shan State Health Department, told SHAN the swabs were taken from 161 workers who have been staying at a quarantine facility in Taunggyi, capital of Shan State.   The workers, who crossed the Friendship Bridge from the Thai border town of Mai Sot, have been in quarantine since July 1. Dr […]

Rice Farmers Affected By Late Monsoon Season

  Hla Maung, a rice farmer from Wan Kein village in Loi Long-tract, told NMG last year they suffered from drought but this year the “situation is worse.” If he can’t grow his rice this year, Hla Maung says he won’t make enough money to feed his family or send his children to school.   […]

Locals Fear Burma Army Troop Expansion in Kutkai Township

  Locals say that tension in the area remains high and people have been forced to work as military guides.   “There are no clashes in the Kutkai area, but the Burma Army has more troops between Kutkai and Muse. There are more troops in the area than before,” a local told SHAN on the […]