The Burmese Army had suffered more than 1,000 casualties from September-December 2012, while fighting against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), a number the Shan Herald Agency for News reported based on a report leaked from the Burma Army’s Lashio-based Northeastern Region Command (NERC). As indicated by Shan News, the information was an excerpt from a...
Burma’s Union Peace-making Work Committee led by Vice-Chairman Thein Zaw and “Wa” Special Region (2) Peace-making Delegation led by Zhao Guo-an launched peace talks at Triangle Region Command Headquarters in Kengtung in Shan State (East) on Friday, the state-run New Light of Myanmar reported. After the dialogue, both the Burmese government peacemaking team and the...
During a radio address to the nation on Tuesday, President Thein Sein acknowledged the World Economic Forum East Asia Summit in Nay Pyi Taw last month, the state-run media highlighted on 2 July. The President said it had helped reconnect them with world markets and promote Burma/Myanmar to international investors. “Towards this goal, we hosted....
On 26 June 2013, the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, SHAN failed to publish a ‘Shan Drug Watch Report’ like previous years, Shan Herald Agency for News said in its editorial. Among several reasons, the major cause is that it was cut off financial support from its donors, SHAN said. No reason...
Since the government has publicly declared its reform plans including national reconciliation, it ought to carefully control its armed forces to support the peacemaking efforts. But, presently, the Burma armed forces seem to be going against the peace plan made by the President. If it was a fabricated story, the people would blame the President...
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