“As far as I know, the government is not going to allow them to be represented as an alliance or coalition. It believes no progress can be made if it…
Khun Sai, director of Shan think tank Union Institute, suggested the fight could be a Wa incursion in Mongla territory under orders of the UWSA leadership.
A war of propaganda has been evident over the past months; Myawady has gone to lengths to explain the strategies employed in capturing Kokang outposts.
In a letter sent on World Press Freedom Day by the military, the country’s media have been warned against covering statements from the Kokang militia.
Speaking at summit in Panghsang, Wa commander Bao Youxiang urges ethnic leaders to support and recognise the Wa Autonomous State.
The leading figures within Burma’s ethnic rebel groups have convened in northern Shan State to attend the latest talks concerning a possible ceasefire.