YANGON, Burma (AP) — The United Nations will be allowed into Burma’s strife-torn Kachin state to deliver humanitarian aid for the first time since a recent escalation of fighting between ethnic rebels and government troops. An announcement of the deliveries came Wednesday after the two sides agreed Monday to work toward ending a bloody conflict...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A key outpost protecting the headquarters of ethnic Kachin rebels in northern Burma has fallen to government troops, a spokesman for the guerrilla group said Sunday. The Kachin Independence Army spokesman said the hillside outpost at Hka Ya Bhum, near the guerrilla group’s headquarters in the town of Laiza, was overrun...
President Thein Sein delivered an address at a meeting with community-based social organizations at the hall of Yangon Region Government in Yangon on Sunday, the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported Monday. President Thein Sein said his government has stopped using confrontation as a way to solve problems. Instead, his cabinet has been solving problems...
BEIJING (AP) — China says a shell from fighting between Burma’s army and guerrillas fell into its territory this week, but caused no casualties. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that China expressed its strong dissatisfaction to Burma about Tuesday’s incident and urged it to take measures to prevent it from happening again. Spokesman...
A very interesting piece ran in The Times (UK) today under the headline, ‘Suu Kyi under fire for taking money from cronies of the former regime’. The paper cited sources from her National League for Democracy (NLD) party who admitted to “receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds from companies owned by the reviled bosses”, who...
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