Two Kachin girls killed for no reason

Two Kachin girls Lagwi Ying Wang and Gawlu Seng Hkawn were killed by Burmese Army soldiers of Hka La Ya 58th between Namya and Kapmaw in Hpakant Township on Jan 11, 2012 at around 8 am. They both were killed without any apparent reason. Local Kachins, Shans and other indigenous minorities are increasingly arrested arbitrarily by […]

A Kachin Porter's Experiences

On October 17, 2011 at around 7 pm, Labang Awng Awng was riding a motorcycle on the road of Myitkyina, Kachin State Capital. He was stopped by a handful of Burmese Army soldiers while passing Tat Kung Ward. Burmese soldiers took motorcycle key from Awng Awng’s hands and asked him to join a group of […]

Bogyoke Nyar De: General You Lied

Bogyoke Nyar De was a song popularized by Shan singer Sai Seng Mong in the early1970’s.  It was in reference to the unrealized promises of equality that Bogyoke Aung San pledged to the minorities at the time of Panglong.  Although it was not fair to blame the Bogyoke, as his life was tragically cut shot […]