New Primary School Opened in Loi Tai Leng

The opening ceremony of new primary school was jointly held by Shan State Development Fund (SSDF) and Loi Tai Leng National School Committee on 19 April at the main hall of High School in Loi Tai Leng headquarters, Shan State.

The present on the occasion were Col. Khur Ngern, Vice Chairman 2 of Restoration Council of the Shan State (RCSS), senior officers of RCSS, donors, teachers, students and invited guests.

Col. Khur Ngern, Vice Chairman 2 of RCSS gives speech

First, Col. Khur Ngern, Mr. Faniel of Child Dream group and Khu Hurng Fah, School Principal together cut the ribbon to open the new primary school.

Invited guests and students attending the ceremony

Col. Khur Ngern and a donor made speeches related to the newly built school and Khu Hurng Fah spoke word of thank to the donors.

Afterwords, Col. Khur Ngern presented the certificate of honor to a representative of Child Dream group.

A single-storey new school is 108 meters in length, 8 meters in width with 12 class rooms. It was built of brick with the roof of zinc sheets. The Child Dream group has provided the financial assistance for the new school.

Burma’s President Thein Sein and Military Generals are now Head-ache-hot news sample by BDC

Dear Friends,

On 18 April 2011, Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) welcomes newly founded Burma’s Patriotic Military Network and urge all the soldiers of Burma to follow the foot steps of the Burma’s Patriotic Military Network.

Burma’s President Thein Sein and Military Generals are now Head-ache. Burma’s Generals are now fear of the fact that military will be divided since they know well that there are thousands of thousands of soldiers who are not happy with the military dictatorship in Burma.

Please see the following link in Burmese regarding the report of the Major-General Htun Than to President Thein Sein.

We sincerely would like to welcome the true soldiers of Burma working for democratisation of Burma under the leadership of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

In the following link of the military order you can see that “Military Generals order the local military commanders to do everything they can to control soldiers not to go out from military compounds so as to avoid the publicity and to avoid the cooperation with the public.

Yours truly,

Myo Thein
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC)

Burma Army says the NDAA must also withdraw from another base further north

THURSDAY, 21 APRIL 2011 13:09 S.H.A.N.

Having successfully forced the Mongla-based National Democratic Alliance Army’s forward base near Hsop Yawng (the mouth of the Yawng where it joins the Mekong) to withdraw last week, the Burma Army says the NDAA must also withdraw from another base further north, according to sources on the Sino-Burma border.

This Pong Hiet base is south of the Hsop Lwe (Mouth of the Lwe) and north of the Hsop Yawng and near the Fan, another tributary of the Mekong.

So far, the NDAA has yet to respond to the demand. “The leadership knows one demand, on compliance, will be followed by another,” commented a source. “It is just like the Aesopean fable where the camel, having been allowed by the Arab to keep his nose inside the tent, finally drives the Arab out of his tent.”

The Burma Army’s Light Infantry Battalions 570 and 573 are active in the area.

The NDAA’s closest ally, the United Wa State Army (UWSA)’s 468th Brigade had transferred 1,200-1,500 of its troops to reinforce the NDAA’s defenses along the Lwe down to Hsop Lwe. “Areas under Mongla is more important to the UWSA than to the NDAA,” one UWSA officer was quoted as saying. “We may therefore pull out from all bases south of the Lwe but not from the bases north of it.”

It is apparently also to cut off possible junction between the non-ceasefire Shan State Army (SSA) South operating in Mongyawng township and the combined UWSA-NDAA forces. “This is part of the Burma Army’s 4 cuts campaign to isolate one armed group from another,” remarked an SSA officer. “It has already been successfully employed in the offensive against SSA North. Communication routes between the SSA North and the UWSA have now been drastically cut off.”

According to a veteran Thai Burma-Watchers, who monitors situation across the border, the UWSA has been definitely categorized as an “enemy organization” (Yanthu-Ah-Hpwe-Ah-Si).


21 April 2011
Following the withdrawal of Mongla-based National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA) from Hsop Yawng on 12 April, the Burma Army is demanding its withdrawal also from Pong Hiet, further north, says local sources. (SHAN)