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  • New Shan State chief sworn in

    Sao Aung Myat of Pwela, 47, and his ministers were sworn in at the former Office of the Shan State Peace and Development Council (SSPDC) yesterday morning by Brig-Gen San Oo, Commander of Eastern Region Command, according to sources. ...
  • Imprisoned Shan leader honored nationalities hero medal

    Hkun Tun Oo, imprisoned leader of defunct Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD), the second largest winning party in the whole of Burma and the winning party in Shan State in the 1990 elections, was honored an award of Nationalities Hero yesterda...
  • Quake victims in fear of another major quake as small ones continue

    Victims of Thursday’s earthquake of 6.8 magnitude in Talerh and Monglane village tracts in Talerh sub-township, Tachilek township, opposite Thaland’s Mae Sai, are still worried about another strong quake because small quakes were still reportedly taki...
  • Junta army takes a beating, war goes on

    Flushed with victory over the Kokang ceasefire group, led by Peng Jiasheng, after a 3 day fighting 19 months ago, the Burma Army had descended on another former ceasefire group the Shan State Army (SSA) North (until a year ago the First Brigade of the SSA...
  • Burma Army deploys more troops on Thai-Burma border

    Latest report coming from Shan State East’s Mongton township opposite Thailand’s Chiangmai province says the military junta has deployed more troops in the areas a few days ago, likely to be one of its strategies to block movements of Shan State Army ...
  • Aid to earthquake victims remains in high need

    Hundreds of victims affected by Thursday’s ( 24 March) earthquake of magnitude-6.8 in Talerh (Talay) and Mong Lane (Monglin) village tracts of Shan State East’s Talerh sub-township, Tachilek district, are still reportedly lacking access to food and ai...
  • Quake in Shan State photos

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  • Panghsang increasing tax rates up to 20 fold

    Tax fees in Panghsang, headquarters of the strongest non-junta armed group in Burma, the United Wa State Army (UWSA) in northern Shan State, has dramatically increased prompting local people to protest, according to local sources. ...
  • Quake death toll could reach 100 and more

    More than 80 coffins were sold out this morning in Tachilek, following last night’s 6.8 magnitude quake that centered in Talerh-Monglane area, 48 km north of Tachilek-Maesai border checkpoint, according to sources on the border. ...
  • Wa, Mongla “advised” by China to shun new alliance

    Two of the anti- border guard force groups: United Wa State Army (UWSA) and National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA), were reportedly warned by China not to get involved with any groups opposing the military junta, otherwise they would be open to attacks ...
  • SSA leader to his fighters: Keep fighting, don’t overestimate the enemy

    Maj Gen Pang Fa, the leader of the Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’s, the group that has been fighting with the Burma Army for more than a week, has notified his fighters and people under his controlled areas yesterday that no one need to be impressed by...
  • Wa, Mongla grill junta on Shan offensive

    Both the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA) had questioned junta officials yesterday on the Burma Army offensive against their ally Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’ that began on 13 March, according to reports coming...
  • Poll says Shans prefer presidential system

    Last year’s survey of 1,907 respondents discovered that the people of Shan State still prefer a powerful president than a prime minister who can do nothing unless his / her coalition partners agree, according to a recent report by the Shan State Constit...
  • The brunt of the fighting comes to the people – as usual

    Since 22 February, travel between the Monghsu gemland and the rest of Shan State has been restricted. But since 13 March, when the Burma Army launched the offensive with at least 19 battalions on the Shan State Army (SSA) North that had turned down its ...
  • Shan rebel army: We are not terrorists

    Coming out on 19 March, a day before the junta run media began calling them “insurgents”, a word synonymous with “terrorists” in the Burmese version, the Shan State Progress Party / Shan State Army (SSPP / SSA) made a flat denial of the accusation...
  • Wa army on 24-hour standby-only

    The United Wa State Army (UWSA) has reportedly ordered all of its frontline units along the Salween that serves as a shared boundary with its ally the Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North,’ which has been fighting with the Burma Army for a week, on an 24 hour...
  • Local residents in Shan army areas notified to evacuate

    Hundreds of local residents living in Wanhai of Shan State South’s Kehsi township, where the headquarters of Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’ is based, are now leaving the area following the SSA’s call asking everyone to evacuate to other areas for t...
  • Latest offensive: More men at the front, less in the rear

    One glaring fact of the ongoing offensive against the Shan State Army (SSA) ‘north’ is that the Burma Army is concentrating most of its available strength at the front than in the rear, leaving many towns defenseless, according to both Thai and Shan s...
  • SSA ‘North’ given ultimatum to surrender

    The Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’, the group that has been fighting with the Burma Army since Sunday, 13 March, was given ultimatum to surrender by the end of the month and to pull out from all their bases spread out in areas outside its main base, wi...
  • Junta offensive puts ethnic alliance to the test

    Since Sunday, the ceasefire Shan State Army (SSA), better known as the SSA North (to differentiate it from the non-ceasefire SSA, commonly known as the SSA South) that had been under siege since last month, was attacked by an estimated 2,000 strong Burma ...

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