50 trucks laden with Tatmadaw reinforcements rolled into beleaguered Chin State in the week up to Dec. 22, causing many to anticipate a coordinated military attack over the Christmas period, a spokesperson for the Chin National Front (CNF) resistance group told DVB. “Preparing offensive attacks when Christians are focusing on their religion is inhumane and …
Amid an ongoing civil war in northern Burma, some are on a different “front lines,” of sorts — facing legal consequences for protesting the conflict, or otherwise working to bring an end to the fighting.
The Kachin State government intends to begin the process of rescuing hundreds of civilians trapped in Injangyang Township by broader regional conflict, with the Burmese military blockading the road linking it to adjacent Myitkyina Township to the west.
Criticism has emerged over remarks by Kachin State’s social affairs minister after he said the state government did not know the location of many people displaced by recent conflict, professing ignorance amid reports of hundreds trapped in the jungles surrounding Tanai Township’s Awng Lawt village.
“At the age of 10, I got my tattoos,” says Ma Lha Sen.
Several days of constant rains have caused rivers to burst their banks in western Chin State, with the townships of Falam and Kalay particularly affected.