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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...

Will copper mine commission of Burma meet people’s demands?

By Wed, Dec 05, 2012 11:29AM UTC 0 Comment

People of Burma remain skeptical of political change under the existing President Thein Sein administration that claims itself as a reformist establishment. The reason is that the regime just changes its clothes rather than its authoritarian practices. It has disclose its true nature during the crackdown on the peaceful anti-copper mine protesters including several Buddhist...

Suu Kyi takes tough stance on Burma copper-mine row

By Mon, Dec 03, 2012 6:22PM UTC 1 Comment

Numerous protesters including several Buddhist monks were seriously injured in a violent crackdown by police in the early hours of 29 November. The riot police used inflammable bombs, tear-gas and water cannon to break up a protest at the gate of the Chinese Wanbao Company’s Lapadaungtaung copper mine project near Monywa in Upper Burma. The...