Mizoram State’s Information & Public Relations Minister Lal Thanzara told the 124th anniversary Chin-Lushai Conference held in Mizzoram, India that borders cannot separate the Zo (also known as Zofate) tribes.
About 1,500 people displaced by fighting now staying in Hai Pa IDP (internally displaced persons) camp in Mong Hsu Township, Central Shan State cannot return home and need immediate resettlement said the Shan Youth, Yangon organisation.
Five Karen political parties will merge into one to better help establish ethnic states that are based on ethnic equality and self-determination, said U Mann Aung Pyi Soe the Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party’s (PSDP)’s vice-chairman.
Over 250 residents protested in northern Shan State’s Namkham Township on Wednesday demanding the release of twelve civilians who were allegedly arrested by the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), according to a local source.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested 32 Burmese Rohingyas and one Bangladeshi human trafficker trying to enter Bangladesh at Shapuridip in the early morning of 27 January, according to Sayed Hossain, a Teknaf local.