Mega,Thai pharmaceutical steps up its Myanmar presence

Mega Lifesciences Plc, the wholly owned Thai pharmaceutical and consumer health firm, plans a Myanmar expansion with a new warehouse costing 300-600 million baht to store pharmaceutical and consumer products. Dhawan:…

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Most skirmishes with KIA occurs-in-chinese-investment-areasတ႐ုတ္မွရင္းႏွီးၿမွပ္ႏွံရာလမ္းေၾကာင္းမ်ားေပၚတြင္တိုက္ပြဲမ်ားၿဖစ္ေပၚေနဟုကခ်င္ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးကြန္ရက္ယူဆ

The Kachin Peace Network said yesterday that most of the skirmishes with the Kachin Independence Army have occurred in areas that have been invested by China.

The organisation’s coordinator May Sabai Phyu told the media that most of the skirmishes between the government and ethnic armed groups in Kachin State and Shan State within two years have taken place near the Sino-China pipelines.

“We can only assume that these conflicts have been occurring to protect this China pipelines and obtain the areas for the pipelines to pass through,” said May Sabai Phyu.

Although the KIA and the government’s Peace Working Committee held a peace talk in Kachin State’s capital Myitkyina from Oct 8 to 10 and have agreed on seven points, skirmishes broke out ten days later in Mansi township.


While the government blamed illegal logging as the reason for the skirmishes, the Kachin Peace Network said illegal logging may only be an excuse and not the real reason for the skirmishes because they have occurred near the Bhamo-Mandalay railway, which will soon be connected with the railway from China.

The peace activists pointed out that the government had been only trying to capture the illegal loggers in the KIA controlled areas instead of other routes for illegal loggings including Mandalay and Sagaing townships. Continue reading “Most skirmishes with KIA occurs-in-chinese-investment-areasတ႐ုတ္မွရင္းႏွီးၿမွပ္ႏွံရာလမ္းေၾကာင္းမ်ားေပၚတြင္တိုက္ပြဲမ်ားၿဖစ္ေပၚေနဟုကခ်င္ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးကြန္ရက္ယူဆ”

Joint Statement Karen National Union & Restoration Council of the Shan State 26 October-ENGL./BURMESE


Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) is holding an ad hoc meeting at its main base in Loi Taileng, opposite Maehongson’s Pang Mapha district today, and one of the hot topics is to respond to the Kachin invitation to attend the meeting at Laiza on the Sino-Burmese border, 30 October-1 November, according to an RCSS/SSA source.

“Whether or not we attend the Summit is less important than the principles we stand for,” one of the highly-placed source told SHAN. “We together with the UNFC (United Nationalities Federal Council, the 12 party armed alliance) had drawn up the Comprehensive Union Peace and Ceasefire Agreement (CUPCA) in April. We stand by it.”