A Step Toward an Inclusive Political Dialogue?

By Brang Hkangda Sunday, October 13, 2013 The term “Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement” attracted widespread public attention after the government chief peace negotiator U Aung Min declared in June, 2013 of President Thein Sein’s intention for such an agreement to be signed in Naypyitaw by the Burmese government and all ethnic armed groups. It is no […]

KIO-Burmese government meeting concludes with agreement to prepare for political dialogue

By KLN Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 After three days of open and closed doors negotiations, KIO and Burmese government reached another seven-point agreement Thursday to prepare for political dialogue. The meeting that began Tuesday morning ended Thursday afternoon without concrete agreement for a ceasefire. The two sides agree to continue discussions on Nationwide Ceasefire Accord […]

Battle rages between TNLA and Burmese army

By KLN Friday, Oct 4, 2013 A battle took place between Ta-ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) troops and Burmese government troops between Man Lum and Dak Lek in northern Shan State on Oct 3 at 5 pm. Three Burmese government soldiers died in this battle, said a source from KIA’s 4th brigade which is fighting […]

KIA troops ambushed a Burmese army column

By KLN Thursday, October 3, 2013 KIA’s 12th Battalion troops ambushed a column of Burmese army troops from 69th Light Infantry Regiment (LIR) and 522nd Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) on the way between Mabing and Si Hkan Gyi in southern Kachin State on Sept 29. At least 3 government soldiers died in this attack and […]