WAR:Shan State Army’s strategic base in Tangyan township, 7 miles south of Mong Gao, attacked from 05:30 up to the time of this reporting

3 June 2011 The Shan State Army’s strategic base in Tangyan township, 7 miles south of Mong Gao, attacked from 05:30 up to the time of this reporting. The Burma Army attackers are using chemical weapons, which on explosion, cause dizziness and nausea, claim the defenders. (SHAN) The SSA withdrew at noon, according to Col Perng Fa, Head of SSA liaison team – Editor

ethnic politicians: will not change Burman nationalism policy

Friday, 03 June 2011 15:41 KNG
The visits to Burma by Chinese and U.S. officials this week will not change the central government’s nearly five-decade-long policies of Burman nationalism and the imposition of Buddhism on minorities, ethnic politicians said.

This policy was adopted by Burman general, Ne Win, in 1962 and it has been more and more practiced by Burman military leaders, the successors of Ne Win.

theinsein_liyuanchaoBurmese president Thein Sein (left) and Li Yuanchao, head of the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, shaked hands with smile in Naypyidaw on June 2. Photo: Xinhua

A senior officer of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) said, on condition of anonymity, successive Burman military leaders from Ne Win’s era to date, keep the ideology that peace can be restored in the country only after all the different ethnic identities are dissolved into one Burman identity. Continue reading “ethnic politicians: will not change Burman nationalism policy”

Press Release Senator John McCain June 3, 2011 Rangoon, Burma

US Sen John McCain said he expects the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to be allowed to return to Burma after discussing the issue with Burmese government ministers in Naypyidaw on Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference in Rangoon on Friday morning, McCain said the return of the ICRC, which routinely provided health care to prisoners, is the “first step in developing US-Burma relations.