Ethnic armed groups on Burma’s frontiers report continuing hostilities with the Burmese Army, express concern for the ceasefire initiative.
An intense firefight broke out between Burmese government forces and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in Kyaukme, northern Shan State, on Sunday. Farmland in the surrounding villages was damaged but no casualties were reported.
Captain Mai Aung Ko, spokesperson for the TNLA, said the continuation of hostilities could hamper the “mutual trust-building process”.
A group of farmers from Shan state issued a public call on Friday demanding that Burma’s government remove sections of the Shwe gas pipeline built on their land