Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw of the TNLA—an ally of the Kokang MNDAA—rejects a defense ministry report claiming 28 Kokang casualties in fighting.
Activists submitted the petition to the Israeli Supreme Court because of alleged human rights violations in Burma.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the recent attacks in Laukkai as well as other developments in Burma’s peace process.
A Lower House lawmaker says that the budget for defense was not cut, in order to ‘support the military becoming a standard army.’
Rumors and questions around the death of U Ko Ni continue to run rampant as the authorities fail to bring his killers to justice.
UN Human Rights Council to vote on EU resolution next week.
U Aung Ko has called for amendments to the controversial, military-drafted Constitution.
A local mother and her 5-year-old daughter are killed, and two others injured, by artillery fire in latest clash in Kutkai Township.
More than 20,000 have reportedly fled to China while at least another 2,000 have arrived in Mandalay, say volunteers.
Recent conflict threatens Burma’s de facto leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s top goal of reaching peace with minorities.
Hotel workers in Nan San on the China side of the border say they are seeing disoriented people moving rapidly into the town.
Dr Lei Lei Maw, chief minister of Tenasserim Division, talks tourism booms, coral reef thieves and land disputes.
Ministry of Defense confirms the attack, says it will damage peace and stability of the nation.
Gen Mya Tun Oo also calls the UNFC’s demand for a unilateral ceasefire by the Burma Army ‘impractical.’
The Burma Army was not involved in the murder, even though ex-military officers are suspected of being behind the conspiracy, says Gen Mya Tun Oo.