Ethnic armies urge Wa to lead northern alliance

The Kachin Post / April 18, 2021

FPNCC meeting in Panghsang, Wa State / Reuters

Three ethnic armies from Three Brotherhood Alliance (TBA) in northern Burma requested United Wa State Army (UWSA) from Burma’s self-administered Wa region to take a leading role for the interest of ethnic people of northern Burma during the political turmoil in the country.

China’s Burma lessons for BRI ambitions

Subir Bhaumik / April 18, 2021

Kyaukphyu Deep Sea Port in western Burma

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) is up against a huge challenge in what Beijing had started considering as its backyard in Burma. Pro-democracy protesters, who see China as the main backer of the military junta that seized power on Feb 1st have started attacking Chinese business interests as never before.

Burma’s unity government appointed Kachin individuals

The Kachin Post / April 17, 2021

Duwa Lashi La (Right) with Kachin Alliance leader Gum San

The newly formed National Unity Government (NUG) of the Republic of Union of Burma has appointed three Kachin individuals as the Vice President, a Minister and a Deputy Minister yesterday.

World Press Photo awarded Kachin photojournalist

San Latt / April 16, 2021

Temple and Half-Mountain by Hkun Lat

A Kachin photojournalist from Myitkyina, Kachin State has been awarded the world’s 2nd prize from World Press Photo contest 2021 for the picture ‘Temple and Half-Mountain’.

Final solution is with us

N.B Chyoi / April 16, 2021

Protesters burning the China & Russia flags / MPS Press

There has been a series of statements from different organizations including CRPH, Ethnic Armed Organization (EAOs), NGOs, Human Rights Groups and UN bodies. But there is hardly any impact over the strategies framed by China and Russia to counter or kill the spirit of movement against the Burmese military regime.

Journalists arrested in Myitkyina

San Latt / April 15, 2021

Myo Myat Myat Pan / Facebook

A female journalist from Myitkyina News Journal (MNJ) based in the Kachin State capital was arrested yesterday by the security forces loyal to the ruling military-regime State Administration Council (SAC).

Civilians killed by Burma Army’s bombing

San Latt / April 13, 2021

A damage house by Burma Army’s bombing / CJ

At least three civilians died and a couple injured yesterday from three different villages in Momauk Township in southern Kachin State, during the fierce fighting between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burmese soldiers loyal to the coup-regime State Administration Council (SAC).

Trade Options: India or China!

N.B Chyoi / April 12, 2021

Pangsau Pass Market at Burma-India border

Introspect of China-Burma trade or investments during the last decade, it gives a fair idea what we have gained or lost in business or otherwise. Burma has lost more in comparison to the gains made at the other end. The losses are not much felt as gains were over projected by China Burma Friendship groups (Phauk Phaw) due to vested interest.

Yuzana Company departing Hukawng Valley

San Latt / April 12, 2021

Confiscated farmlands in Hukawng Valley / MRJ

The employees of the Yuzana Company’s Tapioca Factory in Hukawng Valley in northern Burma have been packing up and relocating the company’s equipment, after the factory was seriously destroyed by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldiers earlier this month.

Security forces killed in India border town

The Kachin Post / April 11, 2021

Tamu Town in India-Burma Border / CJ

More than a dozen of security forces loyal to the Burma’s military-coup regime State Administration Council (SAC) were killed yesterday in the India-Burma border town of Tamu situated northwest of the country.