7 villagers were killed in a landslide in Zup Mai Lai Mawk village in Manton township on Aug 16. The landslide caused rocks and earth fell onto 5 men and 2 women burying them under debris. The villagers who are members of the village’s chuch were digging through rocks for local church building when the […]
A battle took place between a combined force of KIA’s 9th and 29th Battalion troops and BA troops under 55th Light Infantry Division at Balawng Kawng in Hu Hpyet village tract in Kutkai township on Aug 13 between 3 pm and 5 pm. KIA sources said the battle took place as BA troops advanced into […]
A meeting between delegates of Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and Burma Army (BA) on Sunday at Dali City in China’s northwestern Yunnan province ended abruptly as BA sets preconditions for talks. The meeting took place after subsequent negotiations between KIO leaders and BA officials at the third session of 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference in […]
Beginning August 3 in Hpakant township at a BA checkpoint between Ka-maing and Lawa, the BA troops have been reportedly harassing citizens travelling along the route. Civilians travelling in vehicles are reportedly forced to get off and walk while travellers on motorbikes have to push their bikes past the army checkpoint. It is reported that […]
Lahpai Seng Raw, Magsaysay award laureate and co-founder of the Metta Development Foundation and Airavati, delivered the keynote speech for the Sombath Somphone public lecture series at the Chulalongkorn University Right Livelihood Summer School (CURLS) on August 2, 2018. The main theme of the 2018 lecture series is: ASEAN Responses to Historic and Contemporary Social […]
It is reported BA has granted permission to resume mining at Noi Je Bum amber and Lapu Hka gold mines in Danai region beginning August 3, a local source reported.