KIO Says Burma Army Reinforcements Will Escalate Fighting

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.

Charged MCL foreign employees pardoned from deportation

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.

Splinter DKBA Could Reunify with KNU

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.

Displaced beginning to return to Maungdaw

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.

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