Meitei armed groups based along the Myanmar-India Border are fighting in Sagaing Region alongside junta troops against civilian resistance forces.
NUG minister Dr. Sasa talks to The Irrawaddy about the current situation in Chin State and the NUG’s efforts to defeat the junta.
Despite having won three elections, the country’s most popular party continues to suffer the persecution it has experienced since its earliest days at the hands of the military.
Regime troops raided and burned down the village in Sagaing Region twice after the relatives of a local policewoman were murdered.
While foreign capitals uselessly call for peace, the regime’s atrocities worsen by the day, only serving to justify the National Unity Government’s call to arms.
Residents recount how regime soldiers and armed militia executed 18 villagers and looted and burned down homes on September 9.
Kachin youths staged a protest against Senior General Min Aung Hlaing’s visit to the Kachin capital Myitkyina.
Her lawyers said the detained State Counselor told them she would never go against the people’s will.
Beijing has long played a complex diplomatic game in its southern neighbor, hedging its bets by courting all stakeholders; the UN representation issue is no different.
Beijing will continue to back the junta to protect its access to the Indian Ocean, but it has learned not to put all its eggs in one basket in its southern neighbor.
Many fear the junta is using the detained State Counselor as a bargaining chip by keeping her whereabouts a secret.
The soon-to-be departing Christine Schraner Burgener has admitted for the first time that the junta has no interest in talking or a peaceful solution to Myanmar’s crisis.
In a major blow to the junta’s drive for legitimacy, China and the US have reportedly reached an agreement to keep U Kyaw Moe Tun in his seat.
The detained State Counselor told her lawyers that no one from the junta’s State Administration Council has met with her.
Co-leader of Wun Thar Nu Democratic Party claims that her party was included in a joint declaration issued by the USDP without any consultation or agreement.