Activists in northern Shan State have been fighting for years to protect a culturally and environmentally important mountain range but face opposition from Tatmadaw-aligned militias – and a company linked to the speaker of Myanmar’s national parliament.
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Activists in northern Shan State have been fighting for years to protect a culturally and environmentally important mountain range but face opposition from Tatmadaw-aligned militias – and a company linked to the speaker of Myanmar’s national parliament.
Outbreaks of communal violence have captured significant attention in recent years but less well known are the actions of monks and laypeople who protected those targeted by angry mobs – and saved countless lives in the process.

အမျိုးသားရေးလှုပ်ရှားသူတွေလို့ သူတို့ကိုယ်သူတို့ ခံယူထားသူတွေကို ရန်ကုန်မြို့မှာ ဖြစ်ပေါ်ခဲ့တဲ့ သီးခြားဖြစ်စဉ်နှစ်ခုနဲ့ ဆက်စပ်ပြီးတော့ အစိုးရက ဖမ်းဆီးထိန်းသိမ်းလိုက်ပြီဖြစ်ပါတယ်။

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Activists in northern Shan State have been fighting for years to protect a culturally and environmentally important mountain range but face opposition from Tatmadaw-aligned militias – and a company linked to the speaker of Myanmar’s national parliament.