Sun Guoxiang meets leaders of AA, KIA, other non-NCA groups in Laiza, tells them Beijing seeks border stability
National Defense and Security Council members, including State Counselor and Army chief, join key officials to draw up long- and short-term plans
The AA said they have evidence of violations of human rights committed by government troops during the recent spate of conflict in northern Rakhine.
Amid ongoing conflict between the AA and Tatmadaw troops in Rakhine State, a convoy in which the state’s chief minister was traveling was attacked with remotely detonated mines.
One villager recounted being forced to walk ahead of and next to the military column, saying he and 10 others were forced to act as human shields in the battle zone.
The Myanmar military’s recent ceasefire announcement has earned it praise and lingering suspicion among ethnic leaders and observers.
More than 1,500 people have been displaced by fighting between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army since clashes broke out in October, local civil society groups say.
Three letters, accompanied by bullet cases, were issued to a village administrator, a police station head and a prominent businessman, warning against intervening in AA operations.
Residents of several villages in Ponnagyun Township, including entire population of Pyinnagyi, displaced
Given Beijing’s increasing role in Myanmar’s development, the Tatmadaw’s newfound openness to talks is not such a surprise.
However, some observers are puzzled by the military’s willingness to deal with TNLA, AA and MNDAA