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.
Three locals were injured on Sunday night when an unidentified artillery shell fell on a house in Naung Lone Kaung Yar village, in the northern Kachin State township of Tanai.
A local NLD MP told DVB that her main agenda is to discuss issues relevant to negotiating a peace deal with the various ethnic groups.
Last month hundreds of internally displaced persons fled renewed conflict in Burma’s north. For many, they traded one IDP camp for another.