Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO)’s Information Officer Lt-Col Naw Bu warned that fighting might escalate in Kachin Independence Army (KIA) controlled areas in Kachin and northern Shan states following Burma Army reinforcements to those areas.
Five foreign employees, who faced deportation from the country after breaking immigration law, were granted pardon by Mon State’s Ministry of Immigration and Population under a decision made by the Union Government on Tuesday, according to the Mon State Immigration Office.
Around 100 local officials and villagers in Mongyang Township have reportedly fled their homes due to escalating tensions in the eastern Shan State region between Burmese government forces and the United Wa State Army (UWSA).
The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (Splinter DKBA), which splintered from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA), will only reunify with the Karen National Union (KNU) after the two groups have held successful meetings.
Some of the people who fled Maungdaw township after deadly fighting broke out in the volatile northern part of the Rakhine state earlier this month are trickling back into Maungdaw as the area struggles to return to normal, RFA reported on 24 October.
The Kyaiktiyo Trustee Association is calling for tenders from 50,000 gold stores in an opportunity for suppliers to service the historic Kyaitiyo Pagoda, in Kyaikhto Township, Mon State, according to the Kyaiktiyo Trustee Association.