Thousands rally in Myitkyina for the second time this week to demand an end to Burmese army offensives against ethnic armed groups in Kachin State and around the country.
Hundreds of people gathered in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina on Monday to call on the Burmese army to end its offensive against the KIA.
Government forces in northern Burma are continuing to close in on Kachin Independence Army (KIA) positions in Waingmaw Township, southeast of Myitkyina.
A high-ranking officer accused of giving orders to kill five villagers in Shan State has denied the charge, saying that he only told his subordinates to “clear them out”.
Three Burmese army servicemen under investigation for the death of five local villagers in northern Shan State’s Lashio Township in June have confessed to the killings at a military tribunal.
Burma has a new civilian government, but the military remains a powerful player in the country’s politics. Our panelists discuss how and when this can be expected to change.