How can we know when a patient comes in that he or she is an insurgent? Insurgents do not have the word, ‘insurgent’ written on their foreheads.”
Downtown Yangon will host a museum commemorating the historical pro-democracy uprising that came to a head on 8 August 1988, according to Burma’s Minister for Religious and Cultural Affairs Thura Aung Ko.
A Shan State court on Friday sentenced two Kachin pastors to harsh multi-year prison sentences after they were caught up in conflict in Muse Township, with the two men found guilty of all charges brought against them, including “unlawful association.”
Fighting in northern Shan State between the Burmese army and ethnic armed groups compels hundreds to seek refuge across the border in China.
“The Tatmadaw fired six artillery rounds around six in the morning, and two landed right in the centre of the village, hitting three children who were outside playing,” an NGO worker told DVB.
Small-arms and artillery fire exchange reported between rebel and government forces in Shan State.