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KOKANG (CHINA SUPPORTED ) REBELS ATTACK PRISON TRANSFER TRUCK TODAY  10993965_702355809877317_5449929406392170045_n10525813_702355686543996_3001283536819597446_n Between 10 and 20 fully equipped Chinese troops have been carrying out security measures and building bunkers along the Chinshwehaw border while filming and photographing Myanmar’s army from across the boundary. “The Chinese troops took video and photographic records of Myanmar’s army this morning. We informed our superiors. There were about 10 to 20 of them,” said a major from No.11 Infantry Division, who asked not to be named. “The army cleared Lonhtan village where the Red Cross volunteers were injured. Clashes have reduced as we cleared the area around Laukkai. Kokang rebels have started withdrawing.” An unnamed high-ranking official said: “The Chinese troops have tightened security at the border. Myanmar’s army now controls a hill near Lonhtan village from where Kokang rebels fired on a motorcade carrying civilians and journalists. A civilian was killed and two Red Cross volunteers and another civilian were wounded. The army cleared Konekyan and Mawhtaik by the use of ground and air forces.” Refugees and Red Cross volunteers have reported hearing regular gunfire in the region. The clashes intensified between Laukkai and Chinshwehaw on February 21 and have spread to Kunlone, according to residents. ###### The United Wa Army, Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Mongla group (also known as the National Democracy Alliance Army) have been aiding the Kokang rebels, Lieutenant-General Mya Tun Oo from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief told a press conference in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. “These groups, which have been helping the Kokang rebels in combat, need to take responsibilities for themselves. Since the sovereignty of our country is being infringed upon, the military will not yield. We will continue to fight them,” said Mya Tun Oo. He said the Kokang rebels had been reinforcing themselves with manpower and weapons to reclaim their land. They could not do this on their own and they had formed an alliance with the Wa, Mongla, KIA and TNLA. The path taken by the eight Chinese citizens with weapons seen on projector All eight captured Chinese citizens had confessed that Chinese mercenaries had been involved in the Laukkaing clashes, he said. “Those who were fighting with the rebels told us that they heard commands being given in Kachin and Wa languages. They’ve even heard women’s voices. Also the KIA, Mongla and Wa are involved in this,” he said. “The clashes continued today. We will fight them until the Kokang rebels are unable to take a foothold in this area. Then we will immediately try to bring peace to the area.” A commercial arms smuggling market was widespread in the border areas and it was difficult to know the amount of munitions that had been smuggled into the country, he said. ########## A third strike has occurred on one of the Red Cross convoy carrying civilians from Laukkai, injuring four, on its way back to Kunlong refugee camp. Reporter Min Thiha Maung from MRTV-4 was hit in his shoulder and three others, including a Red Cross volunteer and driver, were also wounded during the attack. Rescuers say the wounded are not in a critical condition. “The attack broke out at around 5pm [on Saturday] near where the other two shootings took place. They’re now at Kunlong hospital,” said female rescuer Chit Me. Min Thiha Maung travelled to Laukkai with two reporters from the 7Day Daily, spending a night guarded by government troops in the town. On their way back to Kunlong with a civilian convoy from Laukkai, they were attacked near Lonhtan village on the Laukkai-Chinshwehaw road, where previous shootings occurred. One dead, one wounded in fresh attacks in Laukkaing The government army is planning to step up its attacks on the Kokang rebels in the Laukkaing, Mawhtike and Gonegyan, soon. ###   China has sent its border guard forces to China-Myanmar border. Heavy armed vehicles and fully-equipped Chinese soldiers are seen at Chinshwehaw near the border line. A senior officer said, “The Kokang rebel group started its attack with the first bomb attack on Kunlong suspension bridge in last year’s April. Since two years ago, those from Kokang rebels have infiltrated into the nearby regions including the conflict-affected regions.” According to the secret information, the rebel group has planned to control Laukkaing region before the Chinese New Year. The government army has prepared to step up its attacks on the rebels. The deployment of soldiers from Nos.11, 33 and 77 Light Infantry Divisions is seen in the battle fields.On 17 February, many convey carrying heavy military equipment was seen in the region. According to an unnamed army officer, there may be heavy fighting soon. The government army could control the inflow of about 60 cars carrying Kokang rebels. KYAW THU Free Funeral Service  VISITS  WOUNDED BURMA MYANMAR SOLDIERS 11001784_1795264994032127_7770346905050870935_n11002494_1795265017365458_8453739084777514461_n President Office Ordinance No. (2/2015) 14th Waning Day of Tabodwe 1376 ME (17 February 2015) Military Administrative Order issued 1.In order to bring back normalcy in Kokang Self-Administered Zone where a state of emergency is declared under the Ordinance No. (1/2015), military administrative order is issued under Sub-section (b) of Section 413 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. 2.The executive powers and duties and judicial powers and duties concerning community peace and tranquility and prevalence of law and order in Kokang Self-Administrative Zone are conferred on the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services. 3. The Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services may exercise the said powers and duties himself or empower on any suitable military authority to exercise thereof. ####### MNDAA ATTACKS RED CROSS CONVOY –The MNDAA emerged from the remnants of the Communist Party of Burma, a powerful Chinese-backed guerrilla force that battled the Myanmar government before splintering in 1989.10622918_1555509938051150_1145743903702643473_n10989174_1555510401384437_9211486424138934584_n U WIRATHU AND THE MONKS GIVE DONATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT TO THE REFUGEES 10985257_895705583793661_3684665425014502716_n 10991361_895704570460429_9219348970656153883_n10993948_895704520460434_1458113451818666669_n BURMESE SOLDIERS DEFENDING COUNTRY AGAINST CHINA ALLIES  AND LOST LIFE 10922444_1010336795662492_1278702749721450908_n10978521_1010336748995830_592940765545249804_n From 9 to 12 February, 13 clashes broke out between the government troops and the Kokang renegade groups, with the former carrying out five airstrikes during the military operations. So far, the fighting has left government forces with 47 dead, 73 wounded and five vehicles destroyed. ENEMY10999104_656722804455589_4336317797819432072_n10246489_743908985717144_753988482864571188_n For not informed readers : After laying low for the past five years, Pheung Kya-shin, chief of the Kokang Special Region in Myanmar, is back to take on the Myanmar Armed Forces as the conflict between the government and ethnic rebels continue to ramp up. http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141230000126&cid=1101

Pheung Kya-shin, chief of the Kokang Special Region in Myanmar
Pheung Kya-shin, chief of the Kokang Special Region in Myanmar

  Why civil war in northern Myanmar matters to China When the government troops launched the attack against the Kokang Special Region in 2009, about 30,000 refugees fled to Yunnan province in southwestern China. Despite Beijing’s diplomatic stance of nonintervention in the internal affairs of other countries, the Chinese government and civilians offered moral support to the Kokang National Democratic Alliance Army. http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=&id=20150122000017 State-controlled media said on February 12 that the government has informed the Chinese military attaché about the Laukkaing clashes, adding that “ethnic Kokang rebels” entered Myanmar through the Chinese border before the clashes and were well-trained in high-tech military weaponry. Afterward, there was widespread criticism of the government’s earlier reporting about the clashes, which described the situation as a small skirmish involving a 100-strong rebel force. In fact, the rebel force included over 1,000 troops, and local people reported that the fighting was different from the usual fighting with ethnic armed forces. There were 13 clashes from February 9 to 12, killing five officers and 42 soldiers, and wounding 11 officers and 62 soldiers, according to the state-owned Global New Light of Myanmar. The newspaper also said some of the “ethnic Kokang rebels” were wounded, and some arms were seized while the rebels were “fleeing.” The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) said three of its soldiers were killed and six were wounded, while on the government side, there were 70 casualties and injured. The government’s report included some concurrences with facts uttered by local Laukkaing residents as a special difference. [In other words, the government talked the same as Laukkaing residents.] Laukkaing residents say the clashes were not the same like previous ones used to occur between the government troops and ethnic armed groups. The government’s report says the Kokang rebels seemed to arrive near the site of clashes [the intersection of 18 mile and Tarshwehtan] in advance wearing new uniforms without showing any tiredness for distant travelling and used first-rate compact vehicles for their faster transport via roads used for border trade and manufacturing. It also said the rebels used several rocket launchers and a large amount of grenades seeming to be well-trained for such fighting. According to facts not different with what local Laukkaing residents said, it has been learnt that the rebels were said to be Chinese mercenaries speaking only in Chinese holding flags written in theirlanguage as they’re totally different from the ethnic armed groupsalthough they’re joined together. MNDAA said the fact is true that it had a 1000-strong force fighting in those clashes but not detailing about how it obtained such a strong force. A faction of Kokang rebels fled to China after a four-day clash with government troops in 2009 sparked by drug-related problems and the issue of border guard forces. Later reports said that former Kokang leader Phone Kya Shin fled to China or Wa Special Region. The Kokang group has been crippled over the last five years. This month’s clashes occurred a month after Phone Kya Shin’s return last December. The 84-year-old leader told the Global Times in a recent interview that he would attack the government again. A month after the interview, the clashes began in Laukkaing, which is located between China and Myanmar. The Chinese foreign ministry announced on February 10 that the Chinese government was raising concerns about the clashes between government troops and the Kokang rebels. The ministry instructed the rebels and the Myanmar army to settle their disputes peacefully and said China would protect its security and rule of law. Union Minister Aung Min said although the Kokang participated in the previous peace talks, they would be disallowed to take part in the signing of a nationwide ceasefire deal. Military observers pointed out that Phone Kya Shin resurfaced after he was identified by a Chinese newspaper. A former communist party member said Chinese nationals joined the Burmese Communist Party and helped fight government troops with Chinese military assistance in 1968, 1970 and after 1980. According to the government’s official announcement, the insurgents intended to occupy Laukkaing before Union Day and attacked the Laukkaing administrative offices, as well as the prison and police station. Military observers pointed out that the clashes in Laukkaing were well-organised. The use of weapons and forces was different from other armed groups, except those of the United Wa State Army (UWSA). The Special Region-2 of UWSA, the Special Region-4 of Mongla and the Special Region-1 of Laukkaing are situated on the east bank of the Thanlwin River. The leader of Mongla is reported to be a son-in-law of Phone Kya Shin, leading some to believe that the Wa and the residents of Mongla may be behind the clashes in Laukkaing. The UWSA is the largest rebel army in Myanmar. It has also a weapons factory and can use modern weapons. Journalist Bertil Lintner has written said that Chinese intelligence gave military training to the UWSA, despite denials by both sides. Other rumours claim the UWSA provided reinforcements to the Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in their clashes with government troops. Moreover, the UWSA provided weapons assistance to the Kachin Independence Organisation/Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA) in their clashes with the government troops. The UWSA describes itself as an ethnic organisation, but no members of its politburo were born in Myanmar. Most of the members were born in China. The UWSA usually makeS decisions only after consulting with the administrator of Yunnan Province, China. The clashes in Kokang broke out amid growing anger of Myanmar people over natural resources illegally flowing to China. The Myanmar government officially informed the Chinese military attaché to Myanmar of the clashes taking place along the Myanmar-China border, saying the Myanmar Army will strengthen its forces to prevent Kokang rebels from infiltrating through the Chinese border.eleven media update 13/2/ thousand fled and crossed into China’s Yunnan Province . battle still ongoing–Clashes between the government troops and the combined forces of Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), Taung National Liberation Army ( TNLA) and Arakan Army (AA) are still going on in Laukkai.According to the military watchdogs in China-Myanmar border area, the government reinforced its troops from the No.33 battalion as heavy fighting continued. photocr.namkam 11000562_1573385652901566_3105593670398026582_n10991050_1573385542901577_8999848431449524183_n1924922_1573385569568241_2060344318545981366_n Clashes between government troops and ethnic armed groups continue in the Kokant Self-Administered Region in northern Shan State. The conflict has been active since February 9. On February 9, skirmishes broke out in Laukkai, Nyan Kwan village, Taukshwe village and Maw Htaik. The military reported that a local battalion is doing land-clearing work in the area. One army officer said he heard the Kokant militia and its allies are attacking police and military troops in Laukkai area. “They are waging a one-sided war against us. We didn’t start the clashes. But we have to maintain security in the region as they attack our camps,” the officer said. Casualties have been reported by the government troops, as well as by the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA). The government has carried out air strikes in the area, according to TNLA information officer Mai Aik Kyaw. “At present, clashes continue in three or four places. The government dropped bombs using two helicopters, and just now another bombing happened in that area. The cause of the clashes is that Kokant groups are fighting for freedom in their region,” said Mai Aik Kyaw.The rebels were formerly part of the Communist Party of Burma (CPB), a China-backed guerrilla force that battled the Burma government until the group fell apart in 1989. 10991210_1609716429247801_2452077761446309693_n-110959554_389305567897645_5218196104690423519_n10987461_649614178499930_7145332490714433657_n10959442_649614208499927_7662453427098086276_n10917117_649614158499932_2311852802689977378_n 9.02.2015 an outpost of the Burma Army in northern Shan State’s Kokang region where it is fighting with the Kokang Army aka MNDAA (Fierce battles started to break out between the two armies in at least three locations just after midday today. Aircraft are being used by the Burma Army.     Burma Army reinforcements are being sent in at night. Fierce battles are taking place everywhere in the Kokang region of northern Shan State. Kokang MNDAA troops are fighting to regain their former territories. ရွမ္းျပည္အေရွ့ေျမာက္ပိုင္း ေလာက္ကိုင္၊ တာေရႊထန္၊ ကုန္းၾကမ္းႏွင့္ ညံခြမ္းေဒသေတြမွာ ခလရ (၁၂၅) ျမန္မာတပ္မ်ားနဲ႕ ကိုးကန္႕ တပ္ေတြ တိုက္ပြဲျပင္းထန္စြာ ျဖစ္ပြါးေနပါတယ္10647244_649338905194124_3109734625215029475_n 10991064_649338841860797_7144790781366683829_n 10985535_1572075219699276_6074136735644860669_n10432495_1572080969698701_3252361491355443844_n10991139_649338908527457_4385700935798056247_n10978522_649338911860790_2776509943147445824_n Clashes broke out between the government and the joined forces of the Kokant, Kachin and Taung ethnic militias in Laukkaing, located in the Kokant Self-Administered Region in northern Shan State, on February 9. “Clashes have been occurred in four places in Konegyan and Koulon. I heard that the ethnic forces started the clashes,” said an unidentified military official. An official from Laukkaing district administrative office said the clashes broke out in Konegyan and Mawhtaik. The district administration is cooperating with police and the military to take security measures. The clashes broke out between the Myanmar Armed Forces and the TNLA, KIA and MNDAA, according to TNLA information officer Mai Aik Kyaw. From December 10 to 12 last year, clashes broke out in Kunlon in Northern Shan State. In that incident, 7 military personnel were killed and 20 were wounded, according to a government statement released on December 14, 2014. The clashes broke out while the local Myanmar Army battalion in Laukkaing was carrying out a security patrol, according to reports by state-run media. Some believe the Kokant groups intentionally started the clashes to disrupt efforts to reach a nationwide ceasefire with the government, leaving locals worried that clashes will continue to rage in the area.

#BURMA #MYANMAR #WHERE IS #freelance #reporter #Aung #Kyaw Naing

Maesot-based freelance reporter Ko Par Gyi was arrested by Burmese army at the end of September in Kyaikmaraw Township while covering the news of fighting between DKBA and government troops. Par Gyi was a former aide of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in 1988-1989 and his wife was also a former political prisoner. His whereabouts as well as his fate is still unknown.

His wife Than Dar said local authorities, police and soldiers of Light Infantry Battalion 208, based in Kyaikmayaw, had apprehended the journalist in the town in late September or early October, and he had not been heard of since.

“I am very worried about whether my husband is still alive or not,” she said during a press conference held in Rangoon on Tuesday afternoon, where she was being supported by human rights activists. “They [the army] should show him in public.”

Mon State Border Affairs Minister Htay Myint Aung told The Irrawaddy that the police had apprehended Aung Kyaw Naing and then handed him over to local army commanders. “That’s all I know about that story, he is being detained at the base of battalion 208,” he said.


Than Dar said a police corporal at Kyaikmayaw Police Station had told her privately that he had seen Aung Kyaw Naing in custody of the army, and that he appeared to have been beaten.

She said she visited the battalion 208 base with the help of the Mon National Party, where an army captain claimed his men had detained the journalist and then handed him over to the Border Affairs Ministry. A recent visit to the military’s Southeastern Command in Moulmein had neither helped to clarify the situation.



Burma Army and KIA clash in Mabein township

At least three government soldiers were injured in two mine attacks by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) on Wednesday morning, after Burmese troops attempted to invade KIA territory in Shan state’s Nam Hkam township. Burma Army troops have since retreated from KIA-controlled Man Sawn and have returned to their base in nearby Nam Hkam.

The incident follows a 20 minute bout of fighting between the two armies on Tuesday evening, caused by a Burma Army attack on KIA battalion 12 in nearby Nam Hawm village in Mabein township. KIA officials have reported a steep increase in the deployment of Burmese troops to northern Shan state since early October.

Major military clashes between the Burma Army and the KIA have largely subsided since the two parties signed a 7-point agreement in Myitkyina on 30 May, though intermittent conflict is still ongoing in several territories. The conflict has displaced approximately 100,000 civilians since the government broke a 17-year ceasefire with the KIA in June 2011.

In the latest of several rounds of peace talks held on 8-10 October, the KIO rejected a fresh ceasefire pact with Naypyidaw pending political settlement between the two parties. While no ceasefire was signed, the two sides did agree to form a “Joint Monitoring Committee” to reduce conflict in Kachin and Shan states, though the plan has not yet been implemented.



16.OCTOBER 2013

Fighting broke out between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Mabein township of northern Shan state around 5pm on Tuesday evening, five days after the latest round of peace talks in Kachin state capital Myitkyina, said KIA officials.

Burma Army Light Infantry Division No. 99 attacked KIA battalion 12 at Nam Hawm near Je U village when KIA forces refused to leave a road, said Labang Doi Pyi Sa, head of Kachin Refugee and IDP Relief Committee.
The fighting continued for 20 minutes, at which point the government troops withdrew from the conflict site, according to a KIA officer who wished to remain anonymous.

No casualties have been reported from either side. Continue reading “Burma Army and KIA clash in Mabein township”

Myanmar-Burma Army,Tatmadaw tries to force NMSP off another base

Min Thu Ta and Nai Marm – Only four days after the New Mon State Party (NMSP) was forced by the Tatmadaw (Burma army) to abandon its Yeethakon base, government troops tried to make NMSP soldiers leave another base on Oct. 12

After about 100 government soldiers led by Col. Aung Min arrived at the Japan Mountain base, a standoff ensued with NMSP soldiers, both sides with their guns drawn, said Nai Hong Gakao, who is the NMSP Thanbyuzayat township secretary.

The Yeethakon base where the NMSP were forced to abandon. (photo IMNA)
The Yeethakon base where the NMSP were forced to abandon. (photo IMNA)

Banyar Dute, a NMSP battalion commander for Thanbyuzayat Township, explained to Col. Aung Min from the Advanced Military School 4 in Weakalee village, that the government hasn’t ordered them to evacuate their base. The discussion between the two military leaders lasted for about one and half hours before the Tatmadaw finally withdrew.

“That Burma troop official said that no Mon units are allowed. I replied that there is no such an order given to us yet to leave the base,” Banyar Dute said.

“The Burma troops are just looking for problems with us, with no reasons. And, they are just trying to break the ceasefire agreement,” said Nai Hong Gakao, adding that the Mon armed group isn’t in conflict with the government.

A ceasefire with the national government was inked on February 2012.

Nai Htaw, a NMSP soldier that was at the base when the standoff occurred, described it as tense.

“Our side starts to fire first, or their side starts to fire first. Each side just waits for an order to fire. Because we refused to leave the base, tension between both sides become high. Finally they gave up and left. But we have to stay alert, and keep an eye on (the situation),” he said.

Ironically some of the same soldiers from the Yeethakon base were redeployed to Japan Mountain base that is only about a mile away after government troops forced them off just days before.

Following the 1995 ceasefire, the Japan Mountain base started with permission from the previous ruling State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC).

In July, the Tatmadaw attacked a NMSP base in Thuminkalan village in Tenessarim Division killing two Mon soldiers and torching the base. They also kidnapped two NMSP soldiers and another member married to one of the soldiers. No reasons were given for the kidnappings, but they are still in custody at the Kawthaung prison.

MYANMAR: Burmese government soldiers kill a civilian and rape a 29-year-old mother



A 62-year-old local Chinese man was killed by Burmese army’s 241st Light Infantry Regiment (LIR) soldiers on the way between Mai Hpang village and Mungpaw in northern Shan State on Sept 25 at 8:30 pm. Kyan Shauk Wan, a native of Mai Hpang village, was on his way to sell bamboo shoots at Mungpaw market when he encountered government soldiers. Kyan Shauk Wan was shot as he tried to run away from government soldiers.

In northern Kachin State, Burmese army’s 137th LIR soldiers raped a 29-year-old mother of an infant baby at Nhka Ga village in Machanbaw. Local sources reported in the last week of August that Burmese army’s 66th Light Infantry Division (LID) soldiers arrested several Nhka Ga village women and gang raped them at a nearby forest. Nhka Ga villagers are still hard to be reached as Burmese government soldiers built a fence around the village and they are currently unable to go outside their own village.

A local source says a group of local ministers and representatives from Kachin Baptist Church (KBC) have been permitted by Burmese army’s local Battalion commander on Thursday to visit Nhka Ga village for one night. Local ministers and KBC have made several requests to local commanders for access to Nhka Ga village since early September. This will be the first trip by outsiders to Nhka Ga village after a series of battles fought between KIA’s 7th Battalion and Burmese army’s 7th Battalion in the last week of August.

Nhka Ga villagers are in dire need of help as their homes were ransacked and livestock looted by Burmese government soldiers. Pastor Ram Mai, a local Baptist minister who was severely beaten and tortured by government soldiers, is still deprived of required medical treatment.

MYANMAR Government military raided on the natives’ properties across Shan State

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Friday, 20 September 2013 14:47
On 16.09.2013 morning, Burmese soldiers from Meung Gyi township encountered (6) young guys on the way or marching to Wan Zun Men village and arrested them to guide the ways then released back.Before released these guys, Burmese soldiers threateningly ordered them not to tell anyone that they had beenarrested for awhile and what if these guys don’t exactly what they said: they could follow and killed them right there.On 17.9.2013 morning at 11 am,these Burmese soliders which from Meung Kyi and KIA Armed Force were fighting

at the exist of Wan Zun Men village, Meung Gyi township. The fighting was last for an hour. But still don’t how

many loss of two sides.


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Tuesday, 24 September 2013 13:56

On 28.08.2013 Loi Lam Brigade led by Captain Win Htun forcibly demanded bamboo and woods from villagers at Wan Ho Tien, Taung Nao area, Loi Lam township. In the beginning , they just demanded three bamboo, but when it came in actuality they took ten bamboo in amount and more woods. They came to demand the villagers again on 09.09.2013.On 01.09.2013, Brigade 249 led by Saw Latt Naung and 24 of his fellows forcefully abducted two villagers to guide them to the forest – Sai Ban Tha Wa and Sai Zarm Hla who are the sons of Loon Gaw (Father), Pa Shwe (Mother) and Loon Saw (Father), Pa Naung Yuang (Mother) from Wan Pang Wa village, Park Sang area, Mueng Geung township. Trucks and cars were asked by Burmese that had taken a base at Don Lao area, whethere they saw Shan soldiers or not on they way they were driving .Dong Lao natives were forced to wear Burmeses’ military uniform to take the pictures of the temple of Wan Harm Ngai’s village, Wang Mueng village and Ban New village on 07.09.2013.Burmese Brigade 292 led by Kyaw Kyaw Lwin and 15 soldiers demanded horses and men for labours who were:

(1) Loon Maung Htun 45 years old and together with his horse from Wan Pung Zouk village,

(2) Loon Wa 35 years old and his horse from Wan Mai Sak , had guided Burmese to Wan Nar Hee without getting paid for horses and wages .

And Brigade 296 led by Major Ye Htut with 70 soldiers demanded Wan Naung Sen villagers’ money which are 100,000 in amount, 2 buckets of rice which cost 10,000 kyats. And also demanded at Wan Kyauk Teng, Nee Lart area with the same previous cost and amount .

On 10.9.2013, Brigade 325 led by Aung Khin Oo and 30 soldiers asked for beans in the farm of Sai Htun Lee at Wan Lock Zouk.

On 12.09.2013, Brigade508 which is active in Meung Paing with 15 soldiers in numbers forciably asked for money from Mai Dee village, Wan Hai Kai, Par Kee area, Ho Pong township.

(1) Loon Khin age (45) from Wan Nar Lung, Meung Paing township lost his sawmill which cost 200,000 kyats,

(2) Loon Saw age (46) from Wein Mai village,Meung Paing township have lost his sawmill which cost 200,000 kyats,

(3) Loon Hla Phae age (46) live in Wein Mai, Taunggyi have lost his sawmill and also Loon Saw age(42) from Wan Narr Lung , Meung Paing township; Ko Kyaw age (48) from Taunggyi : they all have lost their sawmill which cost in the same amount like the previous villagers .


Manmar :Fighting government troops and SSPP/SSA erupted in Shan state amid Peace trust-building talks

Fighting between government troops and an ethnic armed group erupted in Shan state last week while trust-building talks for peace were still in process in the state capital of Taunggyi.


The fighting began in Mangyin Village of Nanmatu Township on September 17 between the armed wing of the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) and government troops. Another battle occurred on Monday, the final day of the talks.


“Shan soldiers came to the village on September 17. They said they had met with government troops on their way but that nothing happened. But it’s said that government troops started shooting that evening. One Shan fighter was killed, and two were injured,” Nan Khan Aye, MP for the constituency of Nanmatu Township, said on Monday.

Khan Aye added that the government troops came into the village on September 19 and camped at a monastery.

“The Shan soldiers left the village and stayed in a forest outside of it. Early today, a gunfight broke out. Heavy gunfire was also heard in the village, but no villagers were said to be hurt. The villagers want the fighting to stop,” he said.

The Shan party is an ethnic organization that reached a ceasefire agreement with the government on January 28 last year.

Skirmishes between the two sides have continued despite the agreement, and more than 100 skirmishes have been reported since the agreement.

“It’s bad. [They] say the nation-wide ceasefire agreement will be reached in October. But it’s as if they [the government troops] have no intention of keeping their promise,” said Say Htin, the party’s lieutenant general.

Colonel Saw Lwin of the New Kayan State Party denounced the fighting in his speech delivered at the talks.

KIA/TNLA allied force fought against government troops and militias



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

KIA’s 8th Battalion troops and allied TNLA troops as a joint force fought against a combined force of about 100 soldiers from Burmese army’s 45th LIR and 145th LIR, Kawng Hka Pyi Thu Tsit (former KDA), Kut Kai Pyi Thu Tsit under U T. Hkun Myat, and Pan Se Pyi Thu Tsit under U Kyaw Myint at Nam Pang in northern Shan State on September 17 at 11:30 am. A KLN source says 5 soldiers from government’s side died and no casualties on KIA/TNLA side in this battle.

Both U T. Hkun Myat and U Kyaw Myint (also known as U Win Maung or Li Yongqiang) are Burmese government’s parliamentarians. KIA troops fought militia led by another parliamentarian U Zahkung Ting Ying in eastern Kachin State last month. Burmese army is increasingly using ethnic militias in its fight against ethnic armies.

Myanmar Burma army official admits interrogation of Rev. Ram Mai



Maj-Gen Tun Tun Naung, commander of Burma Army Northern Regional Military Command, conceded yesterday that government soldiers interrogated Rev. Ram Mai in early September, according to Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC). Rev. Ram Mai, a pastor in Kachin’s Putao district, was allegedly detained along with several other villagers and tortured during questioning.

The reverend is free now, said commander Tun Tun Naung in a conference call yesterday to KBC General Secretary Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samsun and Rev. Kum Awng, secretary of Myitkyina Kachin Baptist Association.

According to a KBA representative, Rev. Ram Mai suffered severe internal injuries and cannot leave his bed. A representative added that the pastor and 6 other men from the village were tied up inside the church and tortured by Burmese soldiers.

Among the other detainees were assistant pastor Salang Hkaw Dut, Yung Hka Khin and Dingra Min Seng.

Salang Hkaw Dut, a father of three, and the 20 year old Yung Hka Khin were allegedly killed and buried beside a nearby road, while the preacher Dingra Min Seng is still missing.

The incident occurred in Nhka Ga village in Machyangbaw township, where fighting broke out between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army on August 28th after government forces joined by a local militia attacked a post of KIA Battalion 7. Skirmishes have been ongoing since late last month and local sources have reported a rapid increase in Burma Army deployment to the area.

Myanmar Burma army shells KIA position on Myitkyina-Bhamo highway

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The Burma army repeatedly shelled a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) mobile battalion located on the Myitkyina-Bhamo highway in eastern Kachin state on Sept. 14.

KIA officials told the Kachin News Group that several rounds of 105mm howitzer and 120mm mortar were launched from a government military base at Gangdau Yang, landing on the KIA base in Ja Hta. Sections of the highway were immediately shut down. The same Burma army battalion allegedly attacked the Ja Hta post in early September when the first UN aid convoy was sent to IDP camps in Laiza, according to KIA officials. Coincidentally, on Tuesday – days after the fighting – a second round of UN aid was delivered to displaced refugees.

Gangdau Yang is located between the government-controlled Myitkyina and the KIO headquarters of Laiza near to Burma army’s light infantry division 33. A KIA officer in Hpalap Bum – the location of a KIA mobile battalion headquarters – told KNG under condition of anonymity that the Burma army base in Gangdau Yang regularly launches artillery on KIA positions. Their aggressive maneuvers are increasing, bringing the frontline closer to KIA outposts based in the area. The KIA has not responded to Saturday’s attack, the officer said.


Clashes also occurred in Sumprabum and Chipwi townships on Saturday, according to KIA officials in Laiza.

Fighting also broke out in Manje Township (also known as Mansi) in Bhamo District (or Manmaw). The clash started after KIA battalion 12 soldiers surrounded a Burma army LIB 323 in southern Kachin state. The KIA claimed that the battalion intruded into their controlled territory near Nam Lim Pa on September 10.  Three government battalions – LIB 522, IB 69, IB 240 – were sent in to reinforce the fighting with KIA battalion 12 and 27 (KIA 3rd brigade).

The fighting stopped after KIA forces allowed the Burma Army troops to withdraw, ending a six day stand-off, according to Lamai Gum Ja, a member of Myitkyina-based Peace-talk Creation Group (PCG).