No less than 112 grooms and 112 brides took nuptial vows and tied the knot in the largest marriage celebration seen in Wa territory for two years.
The United Wa State Army withdrew its troops from the Mongla region this week, signalling the end of a six-month-long standoff with the National Democratic Alliance Army, which controls the autonomous area in northern Shan State.
The United Wa State Army is set for its biggest leadership shake-up in a quarter century, senior sources told Reuters, raising the prospect of a period of instability in a group that is key to Aung San Suu Kyi’s signature peace process.
Wa tin likely ends up in an array of products made by US and other international companies, says a new Reuters report.
According to Shan media, the Wa army sent reinforcements and supplies to hill stations recently seized from the NDAA on 4- 5 October.
The Wa army and Burmese government officials are expected to meet this week in Naypyidaw to settle an ongoing logging dispute in southern Shan State.