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 .
A federal armed forces that incorporates all the armed forces of the country into a single entity should be in place, before the West establishes closer military ties with Burma, said Sao Yawd Serk, Chairman of the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) yesterday.
“Or they will just serve to strengthen the hands of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) against the resistance forces,” he told a meeting held yesterday on the Thai-Burmese border.
A participant agreed pointing out that, according to the 2008 constitution, the Burmese military’s self-appointed mission, contrary to other democracies, was to wage war not only against external dangers but also internal ones.
This was the first time the leader of the Shan resistance movement that had concluded a ceasefire with Naypyitaw on 2 December 2011 has spoken publicly in response to recent Britian’s approval to $ 5 million arms export licenses to Burma.
The Burmese military has also been offered training courses in human rights, the laws of armed conflicts and the accountability of armed forces in democracies. “The training should not only be provided to the Burma Army, but also to the resistance armed forces,” he said. “It can wait until a federal armed forces has been formed.”
Many of the ethnic groups have proposed that the Chief Minister of a State/Region be elected and he/she, by virtue of it, automatically becomes the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the state/region concerned.
According to the 2008 constitution, the Chief Minister is appointed by the President. Both of them have no say in military matters.
So far, the RCSS/SSA, like its sister organization in the north, Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA), has fought more than 100 clashes since the ceasefire. The last one took place in Kyaukme on 24 July.
There have been renewed clashes between the Myanmar army and ethnic armed group Shan State Army (SSA), the armed wing of Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP), according to a spokesperson of Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD).
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About 100 people are reportedly taking shelter in a Buddhist monastery after the clashes occurred in some areas of Kyaythee township, northern Shan state on June 20 and 21.
“The refugees are not taking shelter in the downtown areas. They are in the Wanpein Monastery, which has to arrange for their meals. The affected areas are in the jungles but they fled in fear,” said a local resident from Kyaythee township.
The local also said more clashes happened on June 23 in Shiwanwit village-tract of the township and there were reports of firing heavy weapons by the government army. Some homes were damaged but there were no causalities in the clashes.
SNLD Spokesman Sai Lait said the refugees sent a letter to SSPP/SSA complaining that the government army had taken two out of them. SSPP therefore contacted SNLD by phone to inform the government’s union peacemaking committee of the issue.
SNLD will work out the problem together with the peace committee if it receives an official letter from SSPP, he added.
After the government and SSA reached a ceasefire agreement in January 2012, a spate of clashes occurred between them. More than 1000 local people left their homes after the clashes started in Tangyan on March 28 this year.
The renewed clashes have occurred after the government’s peace group and SSPP reached a four-point agreement on May 11.
SSPP/SSA confirmed the clashes but answered no details when contacted by the Daily Eleven.
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.
Shan State Progress Party / Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) meets Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) led by U Khin Maung Soe and U Win Myint following clash on 28 March. The assault followed demand by Northeastern Region commander two days earlier for the SSA in Lashio to withdraw from mountain bases near the Salween. The SSA asks the UPWC to inform the army to notify it 7 days before any movement is made in areas under SSA control. The SSPP/SSA is represented by Khun Hseng, Kherh Mao and Naw Lake. (SHAN)
The December 2, 2011 was one of the most important dates as the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS), the political wing of Shan State Army (SSA) has signed the first ever agreement between Myanmar government. Subsequently, following the agreement the two have officially met not less than 5 occasions in different locations. The two have met in union level at Taunggyi, and Kengtung. Among the many agreements the two have made, in which one of the most important for the RCSS/SSA includes to specify its active territories and to build its headquarters. According to sources from RCSS/SSA, Monghta, in the east and Homong, in the south are the two major territories to build its military headquarters, army camps and family housings. Nevertheless, until today agreement has not yet come into being as the Burma army has been obstructing to initiate the project, sources from RCSS/SSA said.
“To the best of our good-will, we will adhere to the truce agreement. But if we have no choice, we can’t help. Although according to the agreement made, Monghta and Homong are the territories given by the government; but the army do not want to follow suit. The army just want us to stay where they have specified. They want us to be like drops of water in their hands. We are told not to carry weapons where about we go. We are soldiers; we can’t go without weapons. We have not decided yet if we are withdrawing from the Loi Mut Nang Len bases,” RCSS/SSA spokesperson, Maj Lao Hseng told the SHAN.
With the deadline of March 20, 2013 the RCSS/SSA must withdraw its bases from Loi Mut Nang Len in the east of Salween, instructed by deputy commander-in-chief of triangle region, said RCSS spokesperson.
“That means it is clear that they [Burma army] don’t want us to build our headquarters in Mongton. In fact, this area has been one of our former bases; even this they do not want us to make a settlement, needless to say if in other places. Our term of agreement with the government is now over a year. Nevertheless we have not yet realize anything from the agreement, Maj Lao Hseng complains.
Similarly, SSA bases in Homong were instructed to withdraw by the end of February. But SSA took time to withdraw and only on in the first week of March were completely relocated. As to what reason is unknown the Burma army were shelling with heavy artilleries for 2 days over the former SSA bases.