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Weekly Diary, No. 334 (10 – 16 January 2009)
Much beloved former rebel officer passes away
Lt-Col Tha Tun, one of the most popular officers in the Shan resistance in his days, passed away at 02:00 this morning at his home in Piangluang village, Wiang Haeng district, Chiangmai province.
Villager arrested for carrying Independence
A villager in Selan sub-township, Muse township, northern Shan State was arrested after he was found carrying a copy of SHAN’s monthly Independence newsletter through the Sino-Burma border checkpoint, according to sources from the border.
Burma Army clashes with SSA
A clash between the Burma Army and Shan State Army (SSA-South) took place a few days ago west of Mong Keung -Tonglao area, southern Shan State, according to reliable sources.
Departed “minister” gets quiet send-off
Khun Lu aka Lionel Khun Ka, member of the “Shan Government” who died of liver cancer on 12 January, was cremated at Chiangmai’s Wat Paphaeng without much fanfare this afternoon.
Shan State Congress EC to hold first meeting
The newly formed Shan State Congress’s Executive Committee will hold their first meeting on 30 January on the Thai-Burma border, following the decision made in a three-day conference in December 2008, at Loi Tai Leng, the headquarters of Shan State Army-South (SSA-S), according to Maj Lao Hseng, the spokesperson for the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS).
Funeral tomorrow for Shan rebel “minister”
Funeral for Khun Lu aka Lionel Khunka, “Deputy Foreign Minister” for the “Shan Government,” who passed away in Chiangmai on Monday, 12 January, will be held on Thursday, 15 January, according to its “information minister” Suwan Soikhamseng.
Migrants’ work permits being extended
Thai authorities have issued the extension of work permits for migrant workers from Burma, Cambodia and Laos to receive one year work-permit to work in Thailand, according to a document received by Chiangmai based Migrant Assistance Program (MAP).
Abhisit should focus more on people to people relationship
The heart of the problem is on how to change the tyrannical behaviour of the Burmese military clique, which has been calling the shots for more than four and half decades.
Wa could be junta diversion
Despite a flurry of activities that have been seemingly directed against the Wa, the real objective of the Burma Army’s military preparations could be against the anti-Naypyitaw Shan State Army (SSA) South, according to seasoned border watchers.
Wa in need of better education
With a literacy rate of 3%, access to education for the half million Wa living in the isolated hills of Eastern Shan State is being further hampered by poverty that has doubled with the rigorously enforced 2005 poppy ban by Wa authorities, according to a report by the Chiangmai-based Teacher Training Center for Burmese Teachers (TTBT).
Standing ovation for educator
Burma’s foremost exiled educator Dr Thein Lwin received a standing ovation by the participants at the 2-day seminar held in Chiangmai which ended yesterday (11 January).
Shan Diary, Issue No. 24, December 2008
Weekly Diary, No. 333 (27 December 2008 – 9 January 2009)
Glue sniffing becoming popular among youth in Shan State
Glue sniffing has been becoming a new phenomenon among youth in Shan State as to substitute using of other drug, according to several sources.
Head of Shan Sangha’s cremation ceremony to be held in Panglong
The funeral for the most Venerable Bhaddanta Aggamahapantita Nyanasambhara, 84, will be held from 15-17 February, at Wat Pitaka, at the historic town of Panglong, southern Shan State, according to local sources.
Burma Army holds talks with Wa
Kengtung-based Triangle Region Commander Kyaw Phyoe, during his recent whirlwind tour of the Thai-Burma border, had held a 4-hour meeting with Wa commanders at Hwe Aw, opposite Chiangmai’s Chiangdao district, according to border sources.
Yawnghwe palace designated as Buddhist Museum
The Yawnghwe historical museum, previously the palace of Yawnghwe, has been designated as a Buddhist museum by the Burmese military, according to reliable sources.
Drug Lords wipe the slate clean
Khun Sa, the late leader of the defunct Mong Tai Army (MTA), and his archenemy the still going strong Wei Xuegang had agreed to forgive and forget the bitter past soon after the former’s surrender to the Burma Army 13 years ago today, said one of his close relatives.
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