Government security forces are ambushed by 30 unidentified gunmen on the border with Bangladesh.
The groups address the conflict surrounding Burma Army troops’ seizure of two small NMSP bases and the raiding of its liaison office.
The crackdown underway since early October sparked widespread allegations of serious human rights abuses.
The Burma Army actions are believed to be retaliation for Sunday’s Mon National Day celebration, in which the MNLA held a military parade.
Kachin Independence Army spokesperson labels Burma Army statements on conflict ‘unfounded allegations’
Across southeast Burma, ceasefires are holding and communities are beginning to recover from decades of armed conflict.
‘The Tatmadaw are telling the public that they are in a war against us because we won’t sign the NCA. This is a false narrative,’ says Gen. Gun Maw.
The move comes after an OHCHR report alleged widespread arbitrary detention, gang rape, arson, and extrajudicial killings.
‘The Ukraine and Burma indeed have intensified their military cooperation recently,’ says Kiev-based military analyst.
The Tatmadaw’s commission is tasked with ascertaining whether security forces committed unlawful acts during clearance operations.
Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing reportedly asks to convene a meeting of the National Defense and Security Council as soon as possible.
T. F. Rhoden reviews Renaud Egreteau’s new book on Burmese politics and the praetorian side of democratization.
The Burma Army has been looking to upgrade its defense capacities and to modernize its army, navy and air force since the 1990s.
‘We will march our armed forces at the celebration, just as we did before. We will not listen to their [the Burma Army’s] order,’ says NMSP spokesman.
Brig-Gen Tun Myat Naing speaks about the conflict between the Burma Army and the Northern Alliance, and China’s role in the peace process.