The Tatmadaw lashed out at the British government on Wednesday after the latter suspended military-to-military engagement in the wake of a counter-insurgency campaign by security forces in Arakan State that the UN has described as “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims there.
“As of 3:30pm on 8 June, 29 bodies – one man, 20 women and eight children – have been recovered by the team,” says military statement.
Burma’s election winner Aung San Suu Kyi will hold landmark talks with President Thein Sein and Commander-in-Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing in Naypyidaw on Wednesday, according to a National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesperson.
Maj. Kyawzwar Win was sentenced by a military court on 5 December after photos emerged of him signing a petition to amend Article 436.
Burma’s deputy minister for home affairs, Aung Soe, has been “reassigned to perform his original military duties” and is replaced in the cabinet by Major-General Aung Thu from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, according to the President’s Office.
In a surprise move, Commander-in-Chief Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing and top officials from the Arakan National Party (ANP) met in Naypyidaw on Wednesday, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief.