A police officer from No. 16 police battalion in Sagaing Division said the weapons used to crackdown on Letpadaung protesters on Nov 29 were meant for Kachin war. The authorities used incendiary phosphorus shells to disperse Buddhist monks and local villagers who have been protesting the expansion of a copper mine project, a joint venture […]
Kachin Independence Organization released a statement on Monday condemning government’s violent crackdown on Buddhist monks and local civilians. KIO’s statement said it hoped public to freely express their will and opinion under current reformed government but government violently suppressed peaceful protesters in Letpadaung on Nov 29. KIO central committee, in the statement, expressed empathy with […]
Burmese army soldiers from 240th LIR raided a Kachin refugee camp and burned at least 50 temporary tents in northern Shan state on Nov 28. Hpaikawng refugee camp, which is located between Muse-Mungkoe in northern Shan state, was demolished and burned down by a group of Burmese army soldiers from 240th LIR, reported a local […]
Despite government’s claims to the contrary, Burmese army continued shelling KIA posts and residential areas with heavy artilleries. Local Kachin sources reported that Burmese army’s 321st LIB, which is currently based at Npawn village’s prayer mountain, fired 2 rounds of 81mm mortar shells to KIA’s Gang Dau Du post on Nov 26. On the same […]
Local Kachin residents say Burmese army is continuously pounding villages and KIA posts with heavy artillery shells. Burmese government continued to reinforce its frontline posts by sending more combat soldiers, ammunition and other necessary supplies to continue combat operations in Kachin region. Local residents in Kamaing, Gauri and Nam Sheng said they saw continuous flow […]
Laiza residents bust out their moves to South Korean musician PSY’s pop hit “Gangnam Style” at Laiza’s Manau compound on Nov 19. Kachin civilians exhausted by constant fighting and bombings near Kachin administrative capital danced to “Oo Pa Gangnam Style” as music began. The evening event was organized by Kachin Independence Woman Association (KIWA).