KIO -Ruili Meeting Statement Mar 10 121

Three days of talks between Burmese government and Kachin Independence Organization concluded on March 10 at 2:50 pm. No comprehensive ceasefire agreement was signed in this meeting.

The main obstacle to reach a ceasefire agreement in this meeting was Burmese government’s refusal to withdraw its troops from conflict areas. Kachin delegation repeatedly asked to withdraw newly deployed battalions from lower Burma and Light Infantry Divisions that were established to fight against foreign invasions and now deploying across Kachin State.  Most local villagers are afraid to go back to their own villages as long as there is a Burmese Army outpost near their villages, said a Kachin delegate. Continue reading “KIO -Ruili Meeting Statement Mar 10 121”

Burma Army Attack :Shan State Army was attacked at two different locations yesterday

12.march 2012      The Shan State Army was attacked by the Burma Army at two different locations yesterday:

  • Battalion 108 by Light Infantry Battalion 573 at Loi Larnfa Hin Khio, between Kenglarb and Mongyawng
  • An unidentified SSA unit by a Burma Army unit (also unidentified) at Pongwo-Haikwi, Kyaukme township
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  • Three things are clear, according to SSA spokesman: Demarkation between the two sides still needs to be negotiated, the Burma Army doesn’t follow orders from the government and, as such, the SSA should always be ready to defend itself and the people. (SHAN)