We do requests donations from local businesses, but never using force or threats,” the KIO responded.
“Patrol roads have also been constructed to run alongside the fence,” said Chan Aye. “Depending on the budget we receive, the fence can continue to be built all the way…
Govt administrator says it may take some time to repair schools that were partially destroyed by artillery shelling during the two-week conflict.
Gen Saw Chit Thu, leader of the Karen Border Guard Force, said he may close Karen State’s border with Thailand if a dispute with Thai officials is not resolved.
Aung San Suu Kyi promises a clearer legal framework and opportunities in untapped economic sectors in a bid to attract investors after the lifting of US sanctions.
With India’s pivot to the east, the country’s border with Burma is taking on new importance, but remains a source of tension.