They say no plans for compensation have been explained to them, as the date for start on the work draws near.
‘Nobody turned up’ at collection point for refugees in neighboring Bangladesh.
China urges ethnic armies to stop fighting as conflict threatens stability in border areas.
The Rohingya refugees ‘have every reason to fear for their safety if they return,’ says Human Rights Watch.
The killings in Lashio township follow a recent flare-up of violence in the long-running Shan state wars.
Bridge restored after fierce fighting in Shan state had disrupted a trade route to China.
The government says the Aug. 15 assaults killed nine troops, three policemen, and three civilians.
Most crosses the border untaxed, with little left for sale now in local markets, sources say.
Rohingya leaders express astonishment and worry over repatriation, saying they were not consulted.
Rebels fire heavy guns at a military academy in retaliation for government army campaigns.
Relatives, local politicians fear the detainees face threat of torture by the feared government military.
Many residents, poor to begin with, have lost everything, and more rainfall is forecast for Mon state.
State legislator Hla Thein Aung has been turned away twice while trying to enter the conflict area.
Six of the individuals were deported from Singapore for fund-raising activities.
The warring armies disagree over the number of soldiers killed and injured.
Officials say the trade has been wiped out, but visits to local markets in Mongla proves otherwise.
The displaced Shan and Palaung residents of Tangyan township seek shelter in Buddhist monasteries.
The bodies of the two stabbed men are found in a river in Kyauktaw township.