Twenty-one police and nine soldiers have joined the Civil Disobedience Movement since Sept. 7; three brought their weapons with them, the Chinland Defense Force said.
Cung Biak Hum was killed and his corpse dismembered and looted when junta forces rampaged through Thantlang, Chin State.
Singaporean Noeleen Heyzer established a working relationship with the previous military regime, and later with its proxy government, as head of ESCAP.
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.
Junta soldiers clashed with People’s Defense Force and KIA fighters in Sagaing Region, and with the KNDF and KA in Kayah State.
Her lawyers said the detained State Counselor told them she would never go against the people’s will.
The whole population of some 8,000 has fled Thantlang as soldiers shell residential areas and roam the streets randomly firing into houses; many homes have burned down.
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.
The atrocity occurred in Chin State’s Thantlang after the pastor came out to try and save homes torched by junta troops during a clash with civilian resistance fighters.
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.
People’s Defense Force teams claim to have killed at least 26 regime personnel in a series of attacks in four states and regions since Thursday as fighting intensifies.
Soldiers chased down the boy and a young man and shot them dead, and burned a third victim alive inside a house, Sanpya Village residents said.
Residents in several townships said regime personnel conducted violent night raids, beating detainees for information and looting homes.
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.