Unwilling to accept military rule, many in Kachin are looking to the Kachin Independence Organization to fill a void in governance. As the KIO strengthens its influence, it is facing mounting pressure to regulate environmentally destructive gold mining.
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The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has welcomed the first report to be submitted by Myanmar since it was granted candidate status for membership with the organisation in 2014.
Frontier chats to U Aye Lwin, joint secretary general of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry.