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Analysis: A long way to go to create a peaceful Kachin state in Burma

By Mon, Jun 24, 2013 12:49AM UTC 0 Comment

Ethnic minorities, including the Kachin people, have suffered decades of ruthless military offensives in the name of state security. Attacks on these rural civilians continue on a regular basis. There is a constant demand from Burma’s ethnic groups to allow them equal political, social and economic rights. They desire legitimate promise for the right of...

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

By Wed, Jan 09, 2013 12:09AM UTC 0 Comment

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 Army continues reinforcements while Kachin peace talks idle

By Sat, Nov 10, 2012 8:34PM UTC 7 Comments

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...

Burma’s war in Kachin state damages its reform perspective

By Mon, May 07, 2012 1:58AM UTC 0 Comment

President Thein Sein’s quasi-civilian government has occasionally declared that its reform course will not be reversed to rearward track. The fact is that Aung San Suu Kyi has entered parliamentary politics under the controversial constitution which was unilaterally drawn by the previous junta. Subsequently, the victory of Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League...

Burma’s state-run media blames Kachin rebels for conflict

By Sat, Jun 18, 2011 11:39PM UTC 1 Comment

Burma or Myanmar’s government has blamed ethnic the Kachin revolutionary group for opening a week of fighting along the country’s northeastern border with China. The state-run New Light of Myanmar reported Saturday that the army assailed the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) only to protect a major Chinese-built hydroelectric power project that had come under intimidation....