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Analysis: What is the Burmese govt really after in Kachin state?

By Wed, Jan 09, 2013 12:09AM UTC Comments Off Burma Army soldiers on a parade. Pic:AP

Frustration is mounting in Burma as the Thein Sein Government escalates its unjust war against the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) in Kachin state. Fighting between Kachin and Burmese troops broke out on June 9, 2011, in Bhamo District, Kachin State. Since then the conflict has claimed thousands of lives and has forced more than 100,000...

Burma needs comprehensive and effective dialogue, Arizona Congressman warns

By Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:28PM UTC 1 Comment Trent Franks, a congressman of Arizona and co-chairman of the International Religious Freedom Caucus.(Photo:AP)

What’s really going on inside Kachin state of Burma? Referring to local Kachin residents, the Kachinland News said that the government’s armed forces are continuously pounding villages and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) locations with heavy artillery shells. Minister for the President’s office Aung Min himself said in the last Ruili meeting on Oct. 30 that...

Burma Army continues reinforcements while Kachin peace talks idle

By Sat, Nov 10, 2012 8:34PM UTC 7 Comments Refugees take shelter in a camp in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Burma, in December 2011. (Pic: AP)

Last round of peace talks on 30 October between government of Burma and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) reached nowhere to end current hostility, according to media reports. The talks which took place at Ruili (Shweli), a town on Sino-Burma border, on October 30 ended earlier than estimated, since Brig Gen Gun Maw and any...

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