The Global New Light of Myanmar stated that “The number of people injured by landmines in Kachin State is rising, according to local police records.” This is an unusual admission of the landmine problem within the country within the government owned press. The article goes on to provide details on three landmine casualties which occurred during the month, all in Kachin State. The article states that one of the landmine victims was transported to a state hospital by soldiers from the Kachin Independence Army.
Article – “Landmines Threaten Lives in Kachin State“, Global New Light of Myanmar, 23 September 2015, p2.
Previously on 4 September, the Global New Light of Myanmar wrote a story, for the first time, citing the Landmine & Cluster Munition Monitor and it’s findings.