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Toll in Myanmar jade mine landslide rises to 162; rescue teams say many feared missing in Hpakant
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Toll in Myanmar jade mine landslide rises to 162; rescue teams say many feared missing in Hpakant

Social activists in Myanmar have complained that the profitability of jade mining has led businesses and government to neglect enforcement of already very weak regulations in the jade mining industry.

Myanmar landslide: 23 bodies found in northern jade mining area, four victims still missing
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Myanmar landslide: 23 bodies found in northern jade mining area, four victims still missing

This latest disaster in Set Mu sub-township hit the small Rawang ethnic group particularly hard. The mainly-Christian community number only about 70,000 people and are one of Myanmar's smallest ethnicities.

Myanmar human rights issue worsens, with Rohingyas denied access to international organisations
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Myanmar human rights issue worsens, with Rohingyas denied access to international organisations

The human rights situation in some of Myanmar’s states is deteriorating, with reports of the use of human shields by the armed forces, while the situation of Rohingyas has become “more complicated”, a United Nations (UN) investigator said on Monday at the end of a 12-day official mission to the country.