A march held to: ‘Commemorate Union Day by signing the nationwide ceasefire because it is the will of the people' in Mon State on the morning of 27th January had nothing to do with the wills and wishes of local residents according to those who spoke to IMNA News.
A large number of Burma Army troop reinforcements have arrived in Kachin State's jade rich Hpakant township over the past week following the heavy fighting that took place there last week between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), Kachin News has learned.
Former political prisoner and famous '88 generation Student Leader Mya Aye says that there must be justice for the two slain teachers who were raped and killed in Northern Shan State earlier this month. The alleged perpetrators are believed to be Burmese soldiers stationed in the area. The case has drawn widespread attention across Burma and around the world.
S.H.A.N. News has learnt that a group of youths carrying out ward security patrols arrested a policeman and a villager with drugs in Kung Hser Ward, Namkham Town, Northern Shan State.
Gen N.Ban La, Chairman of the 12 armed organization alliance, the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), said on Sunday, 25 January that a proposal has been presented to President Thein Sein to host a ceremony for the signing of an agreement on federalism.
Gen N.Ban La, Vice President of the Kachin Independence Organization/Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA) and also Chairman of the 12 armed organization alliance United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), was received by Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) Lt-Gen Yawd Serk at his Loi Taileng base on Monday, 19 January, according to SSA sources.
A memorial service was held for General Bo Mya, the late chairman of the Karen National Union and head of its armed wing, the Karen National Liberation Army and for his oldest son, Saw Nay Kaw. General Bo Mya served the Karen struggle frpm the 1940’s until his death in 2006.
Primary school students from Htee Klo Thaw village in Hlaingbwe Township will be starting the 2015 academic year in a new school. The Karen Community Based Network Group (KCBNG) is finalizing the school construction project to have it ready for the students.
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