Thousands in Kachin State’s capital Myitkyina joined a rally on Monday demanding safe passage for displaced civilians trapped amid clashes between the Burmese military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
In this DVB Business Debate, our panelists consider the Kachin conflict’s implications for business, in a region rich in natural resources and bordering the economic powerhouse China to the north.
Follow DVB as we visit Kachin State some six years into the conflict there, which has displaced more than 100,000 civilians.
Rights groups mark the fifth anniversary of the Kachin conflict with calls on the Burmese government to do more for displaced civilians and victims of atrocities.
As a now three year old conflict in northern Burma continues, rights groups are calling on an otherwise ambivalent Burmese government to put a stop to violations.
Kachinland News reports that the Burmese army has intensified assaults on Kachin rebel positions in Momauk Township.