Local residents accuse RCSS of starting the blaze; group rejects claim, says novices were ‘playing with fire’
The RCSS says the military has warned ethnic Shan in northern Shan State of arrest under the Unlawful Associations Act if they make contact with the armed group.
Ethnic organization denies supporting ruling party after pamphlets appear bearing photo of General Yawd Serk
The RCSS says it will stop attending some meetings of the Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee after claiming the body was not following the rules.
Ethnic group says it will not let Tatmadaw use peace process to force one-sided disarmament
RCSS denies detaining missing troops, says they probably deserted their posts
The RCSS spokesperson discusses causes and possible solutions to their ongoing clashes with the Tatmadaw and the TNLA, and the effects on locals in northern Shan State.
This week’s clashes have also left more than 600 Shan villagers homeless, local residents say.
Some 451 IDPs sheltering at a Buddhist monastery as fighting enters third day.
Operation follows warning to leave new bases; RCSS leaders deny moving into new areas.