War News SSA 31.August 2011

Shan State Army (SSA) spokesman Maj Sai La says during the fight near Hinlai dam, Wanphwi tract, Kehsi township, 14-16 August, the Burma Army’s Hopang-based Infantry Battalion 143 had suffered 4 killed: Captain Thet Naing Win, Sgt Win Nyunt, Cpl Maung Myint and Pvt Kyaw Thu Oo. SHAN had earlier reported that the commissioned officer killed was Maj Tin Myo Htoo. Actually he was among the wounded. He and 11 others were hauled by an army helicopter from Kehsi earlier this week. (SHAN)

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30 August 2011
A Wa foreign department official in Mongmai says he was called by Khun Tun Lu, head of the Wa Self Administered Division’s leading body, based in Hopang, on 20 August, to contact him if Panglong wanted to enter peace talks. Wa spokesman U Aung Myint aka Li Julie says nothing has been decided by the Central Committee so far, as there was no official letter coming. (RFA)

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