Americans should help junta defeat Wa

Visiting Kengtung, capital of Shan State East, that shares border with China, Laos and Thailand yesterday, Lt-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, who oversees Shan and Kayah states, said Washington should have been assisting Burma’s ruling military junta in defeating the United Wa State Army (UWSA), 7 of whose top leaders are on its blacklist.

The 7 are:

Bao Youxiang President
Bao Youri Deputy Secretary General
Bao Youliang Chief of Finance
Bao Huaqiang Deputy Chief of Construction
Wei Xuelong Deputy Chief of Finance
Wei Xuegang Commander, 171st Military Region
Wei Xueyun Deputy Commander, 171st Military Region*

(*All are current offices held by the said Wa leaders, according to information released by the UWSA on 17 April 2009.)

The 8th on the list issued by the Justice Department on 24 January 2005, on Bao Youhua, died on 26 August 2007. Visiting Kengtung, capital of Shan State East, that shares border with China, Laos and Thailand yesterday, Lt-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, who oversees Shan and Kayah states, said Washington should have been assisting Burma’s ruling military junta in defeating the United Wa State Army (UWSA), 7 of whose top leaders are on its blacklist.

The 7 are:

Bao Youxiang President
Bao Youri Deputy Secretary General
Bao Youliang Chief of Finance
Bao Huaqiang Deputy Chief of Construction
Wei Xuelong Deputy Chief of Finance
Wei Xuegang Commander, 171st Military Region
Wei Xueyun Deputy Commander, 171st Military Region*

(*All are current offices held by the said Wa leaders, according to information released by the UWSA on 17 April 2009.)

The 8th on the list issued by the Justice Department on 24 January 2005, on Bao Youhua, died on 26 August 2007.
shanland.org

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