Yan Kyin Kan, a Lower House MP for the Kokang Democracy and Unity Party, discusses the challenges facing his war-torn region in Shan State.
Burmese military officials have called on their Thai counterparts to help capture Kokang rebel leader Peng Jiasheng who they claim is hiding in Thailand.
Conflict rages in the Kokang region. Meanwhile, a three-month presidential decree imposing martial law is set to expire on 17 May.
Lincang government says it is doing everything possible to provide safe havens for Kokang refugees, and is providing physical and medical aid at shelters.
The house of the head of a loyalist rebel faction comes under shell fire in Laogai.
Over forty people were injured when a a convoy of prisoners came under fire on its way to Lashio.