SHAN ARMY open a drug rehabilitation hospital


The Shan State Progressive Party and Shan State Army plan to open a drug rehabilitation hospital near Muse and Namhkham townships in northern Shan State, a spokesperson for the party said.

“There has been an increase in the number of drug addicts in our state. Most of them are living in downtown [areas]. Our party has a strong desire to improve Shan State in all aspects. So, we are now planning to build a drug rehabilitation hospital for ethnic Shan drug addicts,” he said.

The site for the hospital has not been selected yet but it will be near Muse and Namhkham, the spokesperson added.

“Human resources play a vital role in the development of a nation or a state. The major problems of the people living in Shan State are war and drug abuse,” he said adding that drug abuse was damaging youths in particular.

Since Yesterday (15.)Burma army shell heavy artilleries at RCSS/SSA Homong bases

TUESDAY, 19 MARCH 2013 10:11 KP

By KP, unedited

Since yesterday (March 15) Burma Army were shelling heavy artilleries targeting at Loi Naga mountain ranges, where Shan State Army Homong bases are located in southern Shan State, sources from Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) said.

Loi Naga Mountain ranges are located at 7 km from Wan Mai village, north-west of Ban Rath-thai, Mae Hong Son, Thailand and 20 km south-west of Homong in Shan State side. It was reported that Burma Army was firing with 105 mm and 120 mm heavy artilleries, but the SSA did not retaliate, said the Lt-Gen Yawd Serk.

“One reason why we did not respond with retaliation is that the Burma Army’s shelling did not hit the SSA’s bases, and also we are still committed to peace and strictly comply to the truce agreement,” said Lt-Gen Yawd Serk.

“The sound of machine guns’ firings could be heard from Na Mon village in the Thai side,” said the locals.

Similarly, in January the Burma Army attempted to take over the SSA’s bases located in the Loi Naga mountain ranges, which has failed. In that fight 3 attempts were made in a day, which resulted a soldier from Burma army killed. In February, the Burma Army has ordered the two RCSS/SSA bases be withdrawn from Homong areas. Nevertheless, none of the RCSS/SSA bases has been withdrawn so far.

During the February, when the RCSS/SSA leader Lt-Gen Yawd Serk and U Aung Min, the leader of Government Peace Creating committee met in Chiang Mai. “We will not allow such incidents, fighting and attacks on ceasefire agreement armed groups to occur again”, promised U Aung Min.

Clashes with Shan army will not disrupt peace talks, minister says

source emg 25.february

Last week’s clashes between government and Shan State Army troops will not affectpeace talks with the Shan State Progressive Party, President’s Office Minister Aung Minsaid.

The clashes were the result of a misunderstanding between low-level troops, the minister, who is also vice-chairman of the government’s Union Peace Working Committee, told reporters at the Myanmar Peace Centre on Saturday.

Aung Min admitted that clashes took place on February 19 and 20. “It happened because of a misunderstanding between lower level troops. No fighting occurred yesterday or today. Similar incidents might happen in other countries. This will not disrupt the peace talks,” he said.


Reliable reports said that during the last weeks of February, thirty Burmese government troops were killed in action in its clashes with the Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA).

“Fighting on the 22 February was quite fierce and the Burma Army came to collect its deaths and wounded the following day. The casualty of the government troops was not less than thirty”, according to a militia leader, who don’t want to be named.

On 24 February, unexploded 60mm ammunition fired by the Burma Army exploded, due to the villagers’ routine bushfire in preparation for land cultivation, during the night. The villagers said that the panic-ridden government troops responded by firing their weapons all night long.


“A ceasefire is a firm foundation for peace, but we have much to discuss after ceasefires. It is difficult to hold talks while carrying weapons. Such an incident might happen between low-level troops because they are carrying weapons. This is a further issue to discuss. We are holding talks alternatively with armed ethnic groups,” Aung Min said.

Although the fighting between the government army and Shan troops was not the focus of February 20 talks in Chiang Mai, Thailand between the Union Peace Working Committee and ethnic alliance the United Nationalities Federal Council, Aung Min said the talks could reduce fighting.

The Shan State Progressive Party and its armed wing, the Shan State Army, are members of the ethnic alliance that reached a ceasefire agreement with the government in January last year.

About 50 clashes between the Shan State Army and government troops have been reported since the ceasefire was signed

Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’ ordered to move out of Burma Army’s way

THURSDAY, 26 APRIL 2012 13:41 S.H.A.N.

Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’ units operating around its former HQ Hsengkeow in Hsipaw township have been ordered to withdraw by the Burma Army’s Lashio-based Northeastern Region Command on Tuesday, 24 April, according to SSA sources.

The withdrawal order was relayed to the SSA liaison office in Lashio, Shan State North capital, by Chief of Staff Col Win Thein. “He said if we were unable to pull out, the next best alternative would be not to be seen wearing uniforms and carrying arms.”


sspp-ssaSSPP/SSA troops at the 48th anniversary of the founding of the SSPP parade (Photo: SSPP)


The Burma Army is carrying out an “area-cleansing” operation, according to the locals. Continue reading “Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’ ordered to move out of Burma Army’s way”

fighting in Monghai, Tachilek township, opposite Chiangrai, began when the Mongphyak-based Military Operations Command (MOC) #18 ordered SSA to move

24.02.The fighting in Monghai, Tachilek township, opposite Chiangrai, began when the Mongphyak-based Military Operations Command (MOC) #18 ordered the Shan State Army’s 34th Battalion to move south of the Mae Sai river toward the Thai border and to remain there. So far 4 clashes have taken place. “We have received no order from Loi Taileng (the SSA HQ) for us to retreat,” said Lt-Col Gawn Zeun, Commander of the 1st Military Region, who is directing the fighting. (SHAN)

Shan State Army (SSA) South’s Hsipaw township administrator Sai Ta Long and his wife were shot dead by Hsipaw-based IB 23 troops at Haikwi

20.february 2012 Shan State Army (SSA) South’s Hsipaw township administrator Sai Ta Long and his wife were shot dead by Hsipaw-based IB 23 troops at Haikwi while they were shopping on 17 February. He was wearing the SSA uniform. The SSA South signed the ceasefire agreement on 2 December 2011. The killing has upset both the SSA and the local people, said the source. (SHAN)


20.02.2012    A Shan State Army (SSA) South patrol clashed with a Burma Army column on 18 February in Monghai, where Mongphyak and Tachilek townships meet, according to SSA Sources. “It could escalate into a prolonged battle, if nothing is done”, said Lt-Col Gawn Zeun, Commander of the SSA forces in Shan State East. As far as the Burma Army is concerned, the “no-fighting zone” is the Homong-Monghta area, opposite Maehongson and Chiangrai, said an informed source on the border. (SHAN)

Fighting between SSA/SSPP and Burmese Army Resumes

Wednesday, 02 November 2011 07:27

The fighting between SSA/SSPP and Burmese Army has resumed in Murng Nawng area, said local source.



On 28 October at 3:30 pm, the fighting took place between SSA troops from Battalion 801 under Brigade 72 and Burmese soldiers from Murng Nawng basedat a place between Panlaw village and Hwehean village, Tuya village tract, Murng Nwang Sub-townsip.


The casualties of Burmese Army were unknown and SSA troops were safe in the 20 minutes-fighting.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 November 2011 07:29