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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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