An outbreak of flu has claimed five deaths in the Naga self-administered zone in northern Burma.
The government extended an invitation to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang to join next month’s Union Peace Conference.
Naga leader Naw Aung Sann speaks to DVB about the health crisis in the Naga Self-Administered Zone, which he says is continuing despite government assurances that it is under control.
The visit by Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj comes just one day after a high-profile visit to China by Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
The number of deaths from a mysterious infectious disease in the Naga Self-Administered Zone has nearly doubled since the start of this week.
Eighteen people, most of them children, have died of infectious diseases in a single village in the Naga Self-Administered Zone since the beginning of June.