The KNLA’s successful raid on the military outpost on the Salween River in Hpapun District came just a day after the junta chief vowed to crush resistance to his rule.
Rank-and-file soldiers are well aware they are despised by the people and led by incompetent and corrupt generals. Morale is low and recruitment has collapsed.
The assassination of Minn Tayzar Nyunt Tin is another warning to all regime tycoons and associates, says the Urban Owls group.
The Karenni Nationalities Defense Force claims resistance groups have killed around 90 regime troops in Demoso Township this week.
Strategic interests have led Beijing to make its support for the Myanmar junta more explicit in recent months, but it may come to regret doing so.
With the support of well-wishers, weavers in Sagaing who lost everything in regime arson attacks hope to rise from the ashes.
In the first part of an interview, Asia security expert Jason Tower discusses China’s evolving relationship with the Myanmar junta and northern ethnic armies.
Rights groups blame inaction for increasing violence against and slaughter of resistance members and civilian population.
Acting battalion commander among the dead in fierce battles with PDF and resistance groups in Kayah and southern Shan State.
PTTEP is given 30 days to comply with demand or face arbitration proceedings in Singapore.
The general secretary of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy told The Irrawaddy that the junta’s proposed election will be meaningless unless it brings positive change.
FPNCC urged to talk with Min Aung Hlaing, but truce with military regime seen as unlikely.
Kayah special forces claim to have raided eight regime bases in recent months.
President Joko Widodo hints that ASEAN’s chair is now implementing plan to engage with all stakeholders in the country.
Any meeting with Suu Kyi is likely to concern whether the National League for Democracy should register under the junta’s new law for political parties.