A new report alleges that a recent Burmese army offensive in Shan State was linked to coal-mining operations opposed by local people.
The Burmese army and ethnic rebels the Shan State Army-North have agreed to temper hostilities after over a month of fighting in the country’s northeast.
Some 600 Burmese troops surround the Shan State army-North headquarters after an artillery barrage last night.
While foreign observers largely praised the NCA signing, leaders from some ethnic groups that did not accede to the accord expressed their skepticism.
Bullet Points: bringing you the news for Friday 11 July.