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Peacemaking team of Government of Burma and delegates of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) signed a preparatory agreement on 30 May 31, 2013 (Thursday) in Myitkyina, the capital of the Kachin state, inside Burma.(Photo credit: Min Zaw Oo’s Face Book)

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

By Mon, Jun 24, 2013 12:49AM UTC Comments Off Peacemaking team of Government of Burma and delegates of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) signed a preparatory agreement on 30 May 31, 2013 (Thursday) in Myitkyina, the capital of the Kachin state, inside Burma.(Photo credit: Min Zaw Oo’s Face Book)

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...

Burma deadlock: KIO dismisses ‘ceasefire first’ rather than ‘political dialogue’

By Fri, Jan 25, 2013 9:52PM UTC 9 Comments A Kachin soldier mans a frontline position near Kachin HQ Laiza in northern Burma. Pic: AP.

President Thein Sein Government declared an end to its military offensive against the Kachin Independence Army on January 18 since the US and the EU have described their concerns. The ceasefire order of the President was to be effective from 6am on January 19. Speaking at the opening of the First Myanmar Development Cooperation Forum...

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...

‘Kachin War’ is a disgrace to President of Burma

By Fri, Oct 05, 2012 3:39PM UTC 4 Comments Kachin Independence Army recruits in training. Photo: AP

The civil war between the Kachin Independence Army and government armed forces has become more merciless, with day by day hostilities. Despite talk of reform by President Thein Sein’s government, its soldiers have systematically accelerated hostilities in Kachin state. Even though Thein Sein explained last week in New York that he had ordered his troops...

Can President make completely peaceful Burma?

By Sun, Sep 09, 2012 12:22AM UTC Comments Off President U Thein Sein addressed to national races affairs ministers from Regions & States at the  Presidential Palace in Nay-Pyi-Taw on 7 Sept. 2012. (Photo: http://www.president-office.gov.mm)

President of Burma U Thein Sein met national races affairs ministers from Regions and States at the Credentials Hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay-Pyi-Taw on Friday, the state-run media said Saturday. Present at the meeting were Vice-Presidents Dr Sai Mauk Kham and Nyan Tun, Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Ko Ko, Union Minister...