The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), which has been fiercely fighting against the Burma’s military regime, has recently rejected the formation of another Kachin Army by the overseas based Kachin National Organization (KNO).
The rebel groups from Northeast India bordering Burma have sanctuaries since decades in the border areas of Rakhine State, Chin State and Sagaing Region. In 1996, there was a flush out operation “Golden Bird” conducted by Indian security forces to nab the combined groups of 200 insurgents from United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) carrying a arms consignment from Cox Bazar in Bangladesh to Manipur.
Villagers from Myitsone Dam catchment area in Kachin State planted trees yesterday to observe the World Environment Day, intending to show a move to cancel the Myitsone Dam project and preserving the environment.
There have been continuous telecast since Feb 01, 2020, on junta controlled MRTV highlighting the irregularities committed in the November 2020 general elections, which led National League for Democracy (NLD) to landslide victory. It is an old saying that if the lie is repeatedly conveyed then at a certain stage it starts giving an impression of truth, may be to certain quarters.
Two ethnic Kachin dominated villages Hona and Man Aung in the eastern Kutkai (Shan State) have been deeply concerned over the loss of the ancestral land as the proposed $9 billion-dollar Muse-Mandalay Railway (431 Kilometres) will pass through their villages.
Many residents of Myitsone Dam area and Chipwi town of northeastern Kachin State today staged protest against the dam projects, demanding to leave the Chinese company and scrap the dam projects permanently.
American defense and cyber security experts have warned the Biden administration of China’s escalating economic and technological espionage and “theft”, asking for a strong mechanism to deter its “long-running campaign of cyber-enabled economic warfare”.