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A Buddhist monk who is a regional spokesperson for Ma Ba Tha said the new NLD-led government should avoid a showdown with Burma’s nationalist movement.
US ambassador to Burma Scot Marciel says the United States will continue to promote reforms in Burma so that its people can “live in harmony and enjoy full rights”.
The TNLA denied the charge, suggesting that the village might have been shelled by Burmese forces providing artillery support for SSA-South troops.
Two US-based rights groups argue that sanctions on Burma should remain in place until the country makes further progress on human rights abuses.
The recent resumption of protests over the Chinese-backed Latpadaung copper mine comes as China steps up its campaign to restart stalled projects in Burma.