Thursday, January 31, 2013

Kachin Baptist Convention says 66 churches and over 200 member villages destroyed

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Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC), a Kachin Baptist organization which has over 400,000 members, on Wednesday released a statement saying that the offensive war has continued unabated using attack helicopters, fighter jets and numerous troops despite President Thein Sein’s announcement for unilateral ceasefire to be effective on Jan 19.
The statement says the ongoing offensive war in Kachin region destroyed over 200 villages of KBC’s members and damaged 66 Churches which are holy and sacred for Kachin believers. Over 100,000 internally displaced persons left their homes and villages and living under perilous conditions as the war escalated.
Kachin Baptist Convention urged Burmese government to immediately stop its operations in Kachin region as the war could damage the trust and unity among ethnic nationalities. The statement asked government to allow humanitarian assistance from UN and international organizations in all areas. It also demanded, “to stop arbitrary arrests of innocent civilians, to stop firing indiscriminately on refugee camps, to stop harassing and raping women and to respect international human rights laws”.
The statement also said,”no peace can be made by force. To achieve genuine and lasting justice and peace, precise policies and procedures must be set for political dialogues”.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The colonial war against the Kachins is a win-win thing, that is, except for the Kachin people.

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BY Maung Zarni


The sustained attack on the KIA serves both the commanders' interests and those of Than Shwe Inc - as well as dev and investment crowds.

The Burmese commanders feel shit and ashamed about not being able to defeat the KIA in a month's time since the ceasefire broke down (because NPT thought it could easily overpower the KIA just like it did with the Kokang which were a Han Chinese drug-related militia which Ne Win helped set up to check the genuine Shan nationalist troops of Shan State Army in the 1960s and 1970s). It's been over a year now and the Kachins are bloody, but not vowed. Their Burma army battalions - extremely low in both number and quality - got wiped out in previous waves before they started to use air force.

The Wa are also said to have quietly supplied the Kachins their more advanced weaponry, something the Thais were concerned about re: the Karen resistance and the possibility of the Wa supplying the KNLA with the weapons. The Karens sued for peace, largely on the regime's terms.

Than Shwe Inc in NPTaw will use the militarily weakened KIA to squeeze surrender out of the Kachins, which is going to sow the seed for future resistance and this time ethnic hatred of the Burmese.

The dev agency and investors want the lucrative areas clear of any armed conflicts. The most outrageous thing is the debt cancellation as the regime commits war crimes against the Kachins. In history - certainly in my book - the Paris Club will be recorded as the financiers of Burma's new killing fields.

So, the Kachin war is all win-win except for the Kachin people. The only thing that seems to going for the Kachin Independence Organization now is that the Kachin people are solidly behind the KIA and its just resistance. The Kachins are prepared to fight on - rather than submit to Naypyidaw's vicious Bama feudal militarism.

Only a tricks to the world media,reality in Burma regime commits arrest game to activists,and genocide war on kachin people for over 19 months now.

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Burma lifts 25-year-old ban on public gatherings
Monks protesting in Burma against a Chinese-backed copper mine in the north of the country (December 2012) Buddhist monks last month held rallies across Burma in defiance of the gatherings ban
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The reformist government of Burma has abolished a 25-year-old ban on public gatherings of more than five people.

The order dates from 1988, when a military government took power after crushing pro-democracy protests.

Correspondents say an end to the ban has been demanded by the international community and has been widely flouted at protests in recent years.

The state-run Myanma Ahlin newspaper said the law was being axed because it was not in line with the constitution.

It quoted officials as saying that basic rights, such as freedom of expression, were now constitutionally guaranteed.

The public-gatherings ban was commonly used in the years immediately after 1988 as a tool to crush dissent against successive military regimes.

But it was eased following the end of military rule in November 2010 - and when the elected government of President Thein Sein took office the following year.

His administration has continued a process of political liberalisation, including the revocation of strict censorship.
Monks march

Buddhist monks last month held rallies across Burma in defiance of the ban on public gatherings to demand further apologies from the authorities over a crackdown in November on a protest at a copper mine.

Large crowds came out to support the monks as they marched in Rangoon, Mandalay and other major cities.

BBC Burmese desk editor Soe Win Than says that the abolition of the ban means that few draconian anti-democracy measures remain in place since the government began its process of reforms.

In December, it announced that privately-owned newspapers would be allowed to operate from April 2013 for the first time in almost 50 years.

It informed journalists in August that they would no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication as they had been doing for about half a century.

Our correspondent says that one of the few unduly repressive measures that continues to remain in place is an electronics law which restricts email access and which was widely used by the military government to silence dissenting voices.

Under the law, possession of an email account - or even a critical article within a computer - can result in a prison sentence, although it too is widely flouted and is likely to be lifted once agreement is made in parliament.

Peace marchers calling for a cessation of fighting in the country's north have also been threatened with legal action.
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Monday, January 28, 2013

Duty of Every Kachin to Boycott AGD Bank and Air Bagan

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Northern Command based in Myitkyina spearheads genocidal campaign against Kachin people and commits heinous war crimes: rape, torture, execution, and destruction of hundreds and thousands of civilian lives. AGD and AirBagan donated 70Million Kyat to sponsor soldiers to continue committing these atrocities. Now is the Time to ACT! Boycott AirBagan and AGD Bank if you are Kachin, or even have a sense of empathy for our plight.

Myanmar airstrikes on Kachin rebels raise global concerns

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Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) -- Myanmar has alarmed Washington and the United Nations after it admitted carrying out airstrikes against rebel fighters in the northern state of Kachin.
The conflict between the Myanmar military, which repressively ruled the southeast Asian nation for decades, and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has escalated in the past two years, displacing large numbers of civilians, according to human rights groups.
Recent steps toward greater democracy and civil liberties in Myanmar under the government of President Thein Sein, a former military official, have prompted the United States and other countries to lift most of the sanctions that had been squeezing the country's economy.
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In November, President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar -- also known as Burma -- in a symbolic endorsement of the fledgling reforms.
But the U.S. government expressed concern Wednesday after authorities in Myanmar said they had used air attacks in clashes with KIA fighters this week.
"We're obviously deeply troubled by the increased violence," U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a news conference. "We are continuing to urge the government of Burma and the Kachin Independence Organization to cease this conflict, to get to a real dialogue to address grievances as the government of Burma has been able to do in virtually all of the other conflict areas."
The Kachin Independence Organization is the political wing of the KIA.
The Myanmar military has been using "air cover" in Kachin since December 27 in order to transport supplies to a base near Laiza, the capital of the state and headquarters of the KIA, said Zaw Htay, a spokesman for the president's office.
The military carried out "air attacks" on Sunday and Monday, he said, adding that the president had instructed the troops not to invade Laiza.
Attempts to reach a KIA spokesman for comment were unsuccessful Thursday.
Ryan Roco, an American freelance photojournalist currently in Kachin, told CNN from Laiza that he had witnessed repeated heavy shelling and airstrikes by the Myanmar military.
He has seen air attacks daily since December 28 around Laiza, he said.
"They have targeted multiple positions but as of now, all have been primarily KIA military positions, some of which can be seen in plain sight from Laiza, bringing many residents to the streets and rooftops to watch in horror," Roco recounted via e-mail.
"The shelling however is far less precise and far more widespread as hundreds of mortar rounds from 105mm and 120mm mortars are being fired from significant distance."
Shelling in Lajayang, near Laiza, on 27 December left one man dead and three people seriously injured, said Roco. He met the victims, who he said were civilians hit as they worked on a watermelon farm, in the hospital where they had been taken for treatment.
The heavy artillery shelling "poses extreme risk for civilians in the area already made vulnerable by war," he said.
The photojournalist questioned the Myanmar government's account of its actions, saying what he had witnessed appeared to be "a clear offensive effort to take strategic KIA defensive positions surrounding Laiza."
Roco traveled with the Free Burma Rangers, a non-governmental organization, which released images earlier this week that showed attacks by the Myanmar military in Kachin, but said he was not affiliated with the humanitarian group.
In the past year, the Myanmar government has made progress in peace talks with other minority groups, securing a cease-fire with Karen rebels.
However, clashes this year between Buddhists and Muslims in the western state of Rakhine have set off a humanitarian crisis there and underscored the difficult task of managing the country's complex ethnic mix amid new political freedoms.
The conflict in Kachin remains a serious challenge for the government, as acknowledged by the opposition leader and democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi.
"A cease-fire is not enough," she said last year. "We have to have a political settlement if there is to be a lasting peace."
Following reports of the recent airstrikes, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Myanmar authorities to "desist from any action that could endanger the lives of civilians living in the area or further intensify the conflict in the region," a spokesman said Wednesday.
Ban also urged "all concerned parties to work toward political reconciliation," the spokesman said.
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/03/world/asia/myanmar-kachin-violence/index.html?iref=allsearch

Friday, January 25, 2013

Burmese Government army troops burnt down Kachin civilians in Nam San Yang village on 25th January, 2013

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ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ ေကအုိင္အုိအစုိးရ တပ္မဟာ (၅) အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္နယ္ ေျမျဖစ္ေသာ ျမစ္ၾကီးနား - ဗန္းေမာ္လမ္း ေပၚရွိ နန္ဆန္ယန္  ေက်းရြားကုိ ဗမာအစုိးရ စစ္တပ္မွ မီးရွို႕ဖ်က္ဆီးလ်က္ေၾကာင္း သတင္းရရွိပါသည္။ ဗမာစစ္တပ္မ်ားသည္ နန္ဆန္ယန္ေက်းရြာရွိ ျပည္သူမ်ား၏ ေနအိမ္မ်ားကုိ တစ္ေျဖးေျဖး မီးရွို႕ဖ်က္ဆီးလာရာ ယေန႔ နန္ဆန္ယန္ တစ္ရြာလံုး မီးေလာင္ျပာက်သြားျပီျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သိရွိရပါသည္။ နန္ဆန္ယန္ေက်းရြာသည္ အိမ္ေျခ (၁၀၀၀) ေက်ာ္ရွိျပီး ျမစ္ၾကီးနား - လုိင္ဇာ၊ ဗန္းေမာ္ သြားခရီးသြား ျပည္သူမ်ား လမ္းတစ္၀က္ စားေသာက္ နားေနေသာရြာၾကီး တစ္ရြာျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ယခုအခါ နန္ဆန္ယန္ရြာတြင္ ခရစ္ယာန္ ဘုရားရွိခိုးေက်ာင္းႏွင့္ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ ဘုန္းၾကီးေက်ာင္း သာမီးမေလာင္ပဲ က်န္ရွိေတာ့ေၾကာင္း ဆက္လက္သိရွိရပါသည္။

Burmese Government army troops burnt down Kachin civilians in Nam San Yang village on 25th January, 2013 according to KIA front line officer report. Burmese army troops burnt down gradually the Nam San Yang village and today all the civilians’’ houses were crashed and burnt down. Actually, more than 1000 houses are composed in the village and this village is used as high way bus stop and recreation place between Laiza and Bamoh road. Now, there are Christian church and Buddhist monastery left in there.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Laiza News: update photo news

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Myitrum Manang ni, Ya yang machyi taw nga ai Ma nkau mi a sumla shagun dat ai. Mani hpawt jau jau sumdu Henry Naw Seng ngu ai asak shata 9 gaw, 3 ya sha mase, madawn, kahtet nna 3:00AM hta Madu Yesu woi la sai. Manap jau jau makoi mayang kau ai hpang e she shiga lu la ga ai majaw, sumla n lu dem la kau ai. Ya shagun dat ai sumla kaw Kanu pawn da nna hkyi nyi nga ai ma a hkyi hpe yu yu ga. Atsit re. Shi machyi ai 6 ya rai sai. Hkalam Naw re. Machyi ai Ma ni yawng n law htum bat mi daram na ma ai. Mai wa sai ni hte naw byin nga ai yawng, 100 grup-yin rai sai. Hpunpyenbum gasat poi e Chemical grai jahkrat bun masai majaw, makau na Jeyang hpyen-yen dabang na Ma ni grau katut sha ma ai.
         1987 hta, Nahpaw - Pajau Myen shadut majan hta mung, Pyenli kaba hte bom jahkrat ma ai re. Dai shaloi, 5 ning a npu na Ma ni machyi nna si mat ma ai. Asak 6-7 re ai Ma ni gaw, bawnu hte hkumhkrang bawngring ai lam lanyan dik mat ma ai. Ya mung dai zawn n byin u ga. Kyu hpyi dum mi yaw.
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War continues in kachinstate (BBC report ) click on Video

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Kachin rebels defiant on Burma's northern front line

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Kachin rebels defiant on Burma's northern front line

Kachin rebel soldiers return exhausted from the front line Kachin soldiers are under-armed and ill-equipped to repel the advances of the Burmese military
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Burmese soldiers have committed unspeakable atrocities on Kachin civilians. Even today, they have burned down a village they have taken.

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Burmese soldiers have committed unspeakable atrocities on Kachin civilians. Even today, they have burned down a village they have taken.

They are fighting a defensive, trench war, trying to protect their territory, and the thousands of terrified people in it, rather than a guerrilla war, which might suit them better. But they are unquestionably brave, and determined to fight on, even if Laiza falls.

If that happens, it may prove to be a pyrrhic victory for the Burmese high command.

The war would probably drag on, robbing President Thein Sein of the peaceful new start he is promising his country, entrenching the power of the military in this strategic border area, and unnerving China, which sees Kachin state as a vital trade and energy corridor. By Jonathan Head BBC News, Laiza, Kachinland.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21127771

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Myanmar's Kachin rebels say fighting continues despite government declaration of cease-fire

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Published January 19, 2013

Associated Press

   

    In this photo taken on Nov. 11, 2012, Myanmar soldiers and police walk as they provide security in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar. Ethnic Kachin rebels in Myanmar say clashes in the country’s north are continuing despite a government promise to cease fire. An official with the Kachin Independence Army says government forces stopped attacks Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 around an army base at Lajayang, just south of the rebel-held town of Laiza. But the official says army assaults are under way elsewhere on least three other rebel positions in the region. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win) (The Associated Press)
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    In this photo taken on March. 27, 2012, Myanmar soldiers march during a ceremony to mark the country's 67th Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Ethnic Kachin rebels in Myanmar say clashes in the country’s north are continuing despite a government promise to cease fire. An official with the Kachin Independence Army says government forces stopped attacks Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 around an army base at Lajayang, just south of the rebel-held town of Laiza. But the official says army assaults are under way elsewhere on least three other rebel positions in the region. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win) (The Associated Press)
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    In this photo taken on March. 27, 2012, Myanmar soldiers march during a ceremony to mark the country's 67th Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Ethnic Kachin rebels in Myanmar say clashes in the country’s north are continuing despite a government promise to cease fire. An official with the Kachin Independence Army says government forces stopped attacks Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 around an army base at Lajayang, just south of the rebel-held town of Laiza. But the official says army assaults are under way elsewhere on least three other rebel positions in the region. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win) (The Associated Press)

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YANGON, Myanmar –  Ethnic Kachin rebels in Myanmar said clashes in the country's north continued Saturday despite a government promise to cease fire, casting doubt over hopes that the bloody conflict there could end soon.

Myanmar's military had declared Friday that it would stop attacks against rebels around the town of Lajayang, near Myanmar's northeastern border with China, starting Saturday morning because it had achieved its goal of securing an army outpost there that had been surrounded by insurgents.

An official with the Kachin Independence Army confirmed Lajayang was quiet, but he said fighting was taking place in at least three other rebel positions in the region on Saturday. The official declined to be identified because he is not a spokesman for the rebel group.

The two sides have been fighting for 1 1/2 years, but the latest combat has represented a major escalation because the government employed fighter planes and helicopter gunships in its attacks starting on Christmas Day. Many of the skirmishes have centered on Lajayang, which is about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Laiza, a town that also serves as a political headquarters for the guerrillas.

The rebel official said fighting Saturday was taking place at Hka Pot and Hka Ya Bhum, both rebel-held hilltop posts located to the north and west of Laiza, respectively. He said fighting was also taking place in Hphakant, more than 160 kilometers (100 miles) further away.

He said the army had launched new offensives in each of the locations, but it was impossible to verify the claims.

Ye Htut, a spokesman for President Thein Sein, accused rebels of attacking a police station in Hphakant before dawn on Saturday, killing two police.

He would not comment directly on the reports of new fighting, but he said the army has "reiterated its commitment to the president's instruction to stop offensives except for self-defense."

The upsurge drew calls from the international community for the two sides to put down their arms and negotiate, but there was no public indication of any direct talks taking place.

Tension with ethnic minorities fighting for greater autonomy in Myanmar is considered one of the biggest major long-term challenges for reformist President Thein Sein, who inherited power in 2011 from the army, which ruled for almost half a century.

The Kachin, like Myanmar's other ethnic minorities, have long sought greater autonomy from the central government. They are the only major ethnic rebel group that has not reached a truce with Thein Sein's administration.

A cease-fire that held for nearly two decades broke down in June 2011 after the Kachin refused to abandon a strategic base near a hydropower plant that is a joint venture with a Chinese company. The conflict has forced about 100,000 Kachin from their homes since then, and many are in camps near Laiza, where they have been digging bomb shelters and bunkers out of fear of air and artillery attacks.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/19/myanmar-kachin-rebels-say-fighting-continues-despite-government-declaration/#ixzz2IUkZG9Vh

Plz god help kachin people I knew that they are really working hard for protecting them people be safe

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Plz god help kachin people I knew that they are really working hard for protecting them people be safe

Jan 20, 12:00noon, govt still attacking KIA

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Jan 20, 12:00noon, govt still attacking KIA from La Ja Yang. Fierce fighting in Hka Ya Bum, Jan Mai Post, Hpa Kant area, and La Ja Yang. Sorry Pres. Thein Sein, no one is listening ur order?
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  • Khin Mgoo ၂၀ ရက္ ၁ လပိုင္း ၂၀၁၃ ခုႏွစ္ နံနက္ ၉ နာရီ ၅ မိနစ္
    ယေန႔ နံနက္ ၉ နာ ၅ မိနစ္တြင္ ခါရာ ေဒသေတာင္ေၾကာ (လိုင္ဇာႏွင္႔ ၅မိုင္၀န္းက်င္ခန္႔) ေ၀းေသာ ေန၇ာတြင္ေနျပည္ေတာ္ လက္ေအာက္ခံ ျမန္မာ စစ္တပ္မွ တပ္မ ၁၀၁ မွတပ္ရင္း ၃ ရင္း တပ္မ ၈၈ မွ တပ္ရင္း ၄ ရင္း မပခ တိုင္းမွ တပ္ရ
    င္း ၃ ရင္း စကခ (၃)မွ တပ္၇င္း ၂ ရင္း စုစုေပါင္း တပ္း၇င္း ၁၁ ခု လူအင္အား၅၀၀မွ ၆၀၀ ထိရိွျပီး ထိုးစစ္ဆင္လာေသာေၾကာင္ ေကအိုင္ေအ နယ္ေျမေစာင္႔ၾကပ္တားဆီးေ၇း တပ္ဖြဲ႔မ်ားႏွင္႔ လက္၇ိွ တိုက္ပြဲမ်ားေျမျပင္တြင္ အၾကီးအက်ယ္ျဖစ္ပြားလ်ွက္ရိွျပီး စစ္ေရးအရိွန္အား ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္ဘက္မွ ထပ္မံ တိုးျမင္႔လာသည္။
    ခါရာ ေတာင္ေၾကာေပၚတ၀ိုက္တြင္ စစ္တိုက္ေလယာဥ္အတြက္ ေရွ႔ေျပးကင္းေထာက္ေလယာဥ္က ၉နာ၇ီ မိနစ္ ၂၀ တြင္ အေပၚမွ ပ်ံ၀ဲေနျပီး မၾကာခင္ စစ္တိုက္ေလယာဥ္မ်ား ေရာက္ရိွလာႏိုင္ျပီး ဗံုးက်ဲမွဳမ်ား ျဖစ္ေပၚလာမည္ဟု လက္ရိွ တိုက္ပြဲအတြင္းေရာက္ေနေသာ ေအဘီအက္ဒီအက္ဖ္(ေျမာက္ပိုင္းမွ) တာ၀န္ရိွသူ တဦးက ေျပာသည္။
    ယခုလက္ရိွအေျခေနျဖစ္ေပၚေနေသာ တိုက္ပြဲမ်ားအရ "ေနျပည္ေတာ္မွ သမၼတ ဦးသိန္းစိန္က ခံစစ္ ခံစစ္ဟု ႏိုင္ငံတကာတြင္ ၀ါဒျဖန္႔ေျပာဆိုေနမွဳသည္ လက္ေတြ႔တြင္ ခံစစ္မဟုတ္ရပဲ ၾကီးမားေသာ ထိုးစစ္မ်ားကိုသာ လုပ္ေနပါတယ္" ဟု ေရွ႔တန္းတြင္ ထိပ္တိုက္ရင္ဆိုင္ေနရေသာ ေကအိုင္ေအ ဗိုလ္ၾကီး အဆင္႔ရိွသူက ေျပာၾကားပါသည္။
    ယခုလက္ရိွ ရင္ဆိုင္တိုက္ပြဲျဖစ္ေနေသာအေနထားအရ ခါ၇ာ ေတာင္ေၾကာမွ လိုင္ဇာသို႔ တိုက္ရိုက္ ပစ္ခတ္ ထိုးေဖါက္ ၀င္ေရာက္သိမ္းပိုက္ရန္ ရိွေနပါေၾကာင္း တင္ျပပါသည္။
    သတင္းရင္းျမစ္
    လိုင္ဇာ
    ဂိုလ္ရွယ္ေလး တင္ျပေပးပို႔ပါသည္။
    သတင္းေရးခ်ိန္ နံနက္ ၉နာရီ ၄၀ မိနစ္၊ ၂၀ရက္ ဇန္နာ၀ရီလ ၂၀၁၃

FBR Report: Burma Army attacks against Kachin continue despite ceasefire

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FBR Report: Burma Army attacks against Kachin continue despite ceasefire
18 January, 2013
Kachin State, Burma
At 5pm Friday, 18 January 2013, Burma Army airstrikes occurred near Lajayang and Laiza in Kachin State.  On Friday evening, the Government of Burma announced a ceasefire to begin 6am Saturday.  No further air attacks have been reported on Saturday, 19 January, but artillery attacks and other activities have continued:
  • In the Mai Ja Yang area, the Burma Army has fired 105mm artillery and 120mm mortars on Kachin Independence Army (KIA) positions for most of the day.
  • The Burma Army fired mortars near Lajayang between 10am and 2pm.
  • Approximately 150 troops moved into the Lajayang area.
  • Helicopters resupplied troops in the Lajayang area.
After initiating a new offensive in the Lajayang area near Laiza in December, the Burma Army has used airstrikes as well as artillery, hitting KIA targets and civilian areas.  On Monday, 14 January 2013, three civilians were killed in Laiza by Burma Army 105mm artillery rounds that landed near the city center.  In January, the Burma Army has also been launching artillery attacks and airstrikes near Mai Ja Yang.  Fighting in Kachin State has continued since 9 June 2011, when a 17-year ceasefire was broken.
God bless you,
Kachin Free Burma Rangers
By/ http://www.freeburmarangers.org/2013/01/19/burma-army-attacks-against-kachin-continue-despite-ceasefire/

KACHIN MYITKYINA : BREAKING NEWS /500 inmates from Myitkyina prison are misteriously missing

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Kachin Land
Local sources said 500 inmates from Myitkyina prison are misteriously missing. Reletives are greatly concerned that they are being sent out to the Kachin frontlines to be employed as porters or human minesweepers

Kachin Still on the run

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Published on Jan 19, 2013 AN IRIN FILM Kachin Still on the run Category News & Politics License Standard YouTube License

Thursday, January 17, 2013

KACHIN LAIZA : BREAKING NEWS-NOW!!! LAIZA ATTACK BY BURMESE ARMY

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18 January 2013: 10:30 AM Myanmar Local Time.

Dear all, the fighting this morning near Laiza, the headquarter of KIO, also known as Central Division is so close to the residential area, and even the noise of gun shots are hard now.

IDPs in the (5) camps inside and outside Laiza with (12,000) population have no place to run but remaining in same camps, to be ready to enter to the bankers, and some to hide in the rocks. There are also about (12,000) local residents who will need to be evacuated together with the IDPs. So, there will be about (24,000) persons to be helped.

The motor shielding near Jan Mai Bum and Lagat Bum in Mai Ja Yang, Eastern Division is also so close by this moment. There are (9,700) IDPs in this zone, plus about 10000 population from Mai Ja Yang and near by villages to be evacuated in case of the severe clashes in Mai Ja Yang. (only about 7 miles away now)

No information yet from other division.

Dear UN and Humanitarian organisations, please prepare to support a total of (45,000) population (IDPs + Host Communities) in the Eastern Division and Central Division.

Mai Ja Yang

Burma: Halt Indiscriminate Attacks in Kachin State

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(Bangkok, January 18, 2013) ­– The Burmese army appears to have indiscriminately shelled the town of Laiza in northern Burma’s Kachin State in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today.  Human Rights Watch urged the government to allow humanitarian agencies access to tens of thousands of ethnic Kachin displaced by the fighting.
On January 14, 2013, at about 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., the Burmese army fired several 105 mm howitzer shells into Laiza, the administrative center of the rebel Kachin Independence Organization. The first attack struck the center of town, killing three civilians – an elderly Christian pastor, a 46-year-old displaced man, and a 14-year-old boy – and wounding several others. In the nighttime attack, two shells struck property in a populated residential area but did not cause any casualties.
The shells in the first attack struck about one-half kilometer from a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) military command center on the top floor of a hotel near the town’s border with China. Although the command center is a valid military target, Burmese government statements denying that the army shelled Laiza raise doubts that this was an intended target.
“Burmese President Thein Sein needs to order his army commanders to respect the laws of war and end unlawful attacks on civilians,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director. “Both the Burmese army and the KIA should take all necessary precautions to keep the tens of thousands of civilians in and around Laiza from harm’s way.”
International humanitarian law, or the laws of war, which are applicable to both sides in the fighting in Kachin State, prohibits attacks targeting civilians and civilian structures.  The law also prohibits attacks that do not or cannot be directed at a specific military objective, and thus put civilians at risk. Bombardments subjecting an entire town to attack because of the presence of military targets are likewise indiscriminate.  The Burmese army’s firing of howitzer shells with a large blast radius in a populated area also may have violated the prohibition against indiscriminate attacks.
The laws of war also require all parties to a conflict to avoid, to the extent feasible, deploying military forces within or near densely populated areas. The KIA’s placing of a command center within Laiza put civilians at unnecessary risk of attack.
Human Rights Watch urged the Burmese government and the KIA to take all necessary precautions to minimize loss of civilian life and property during military operations.
There are approximately 15,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) sheltering in camps established by the Kachin Independence Organization and Kachin civil society groups in Laiza. The town has approximately 20,000 permanent residents.
On January 14, government spokesman Ye Thut denied that government shells struck Laiza. The previous week, the Office of the President publicly denied that the army conducted any airstrikes against the KIA with helicopters and fighter jets, but then later backtracked when news reports showed video footage of the attacks.
In December 2011, President Thein Sein sent a letter to the army chief of staff and military commands in northern Burma, requesting the army cease attacks in Kachin State unless acting in self-defense, yet there is little evidence the military is following that directive.
Background on the conflict
The Burmese government renewed hostilities against the KIA in June 2011 in a contested area surrounding a Chinese-owned hydropower dam, ending a 17-year ceasefire between the government and the Kachin Independence Organization.
In “Untold Miseries: Wartime Abuses and Forced Displacement in Burma’s Kachin State,” Human Rights Watch described how the Burmese army attacked Kachin villages, shot and killed fleeing civilians, used torture during interrogations, committed rape, and pillaged properties. As a result, tens of thousands of people have been displaced. The army also used antipersonnel mines and conscripted forced laborers on the front lines, including children as young as 14.  The KIA has also used antipersonnel landmines and deployed child soldiers.
“Continuing abuses by the Burmese army in Kachin State should come as a sobering corrective to governments who believe that the changes going on in Burma are reaching the entire country,” Robertson said.
There are approximately 90,000 IDPs in Kachin State, with approximately 60,000 residing in sizable camps in KIA-controlled territory along the border with China’s Yunnan province. The Burmese government has repeatedly denied humanitarian access to the United Nations and international aid groups seeking access to displaced people in KIA territory, creating a humanitarian emergency and leaving those displaced to rely on minimum amounts of assistance from the Kachin Independence Organization and local civil society and community groups. Now displaced for months and, in some cases, over a year, many of these displaced people are desperately in need of food, medicine, and medical attention, warm clothing and cooking materials, and adequate shelter, local aid workers told Human Rights Watch.
International humanitarian law holds parties to the conflict responsible for ensuring that the humanitarian needs of the war-affected populations are met. If the government is unable to meet this obligation fully, it must allow impartial humanitarian agencies to do so on its behalf. The Burmese government should immediately ensure the freedom of movement of humanitarian relief personnel, with temporary restrictions allowed only in cases of military necessity.

“President Thein Sein should get the message that deliberately denying aid to tens of thousands of war-ravaged people in need is completely at odds with his government’s self-appointed image as champions of rights and reforms,” Robertson said. “Concerned governments should demand an immediate end to Burma’s systematic denial of humanitarian assistance in Kachin State.”
By: http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/01/17/burma-halt-indiscriminate-attacks-kachin-state

KACHIN LAIZA : BREAKING NEWS- fighters struck out at Hkaya Bum/mountain KIA post

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17 January 2013 17:19 local time

1615 hours: 2 BA jet fighters struck out at Hkaya Bum/mountain KIA post for a full 30 minutes. Hkaya Bum has been attacked by the BA combined forces of 10 mobile infantry and infantry battalions with air and ground commando units accompaniment for a couple of days now.

1645 hours: 2 other jet fighters are now joining the ground battalions.

1100 hours BA troops once again put to the torch Nam San Yang, located by the midway of Myitkyina-Bhamo motor way. Parts of the town has been burnt to ground before and most likely to wipe out the whole town today. Awng Ja town where the Agriculture centre and the Agriculture Diploma School are based, was burnt to ground on 13 January.

1409 hours BA helicopter has been transporting 105mm from Hkang Kai bum/mountain post to Manmau BA Post.

BA started their aerial attack using jet fighters and artillery on KIA 3 Brigade area since 0800 hours on 13 January.
By khonja

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Songs for Children about War in Kachin State

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Raising awareness of Kachin IDP to the children with Masterpiece of Shin Devi. 
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by Khonja

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kachin Christmas 2012

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December 25, 2012

Son, your Mommy doesn't need or crave international 'peace' awards.

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Son, your Mommy doesn't need or crave international 'peace' awards.

All we really ask for is the kind of peace that would allow us to return to our old home where we can raise our own livestock.

Monday, January 14, 2013

The House of Commons on Monday 14 January 2013 on the attacks on civilians in Kachin State in Burma

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Myanmar strike on Kachin base kills civilians(AlJazeera video)

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Kachin rebels say artillery strike by Myanmar army killed three civilians in their stronghold in Laiza.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

KACHIN LAIZA : BREAKING NEWS

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BY:KHONJa
Civilians Killed:


(1) Mr Hpauyu Doi San Awng (Age 15)
(2) Mr Nhkum Bawk Naw (Age unknown)
(3) Mr Hpungtau Malang Yaw (Age 76)

Injured:

(1) Mrs Lagoi Sau Nam (Age 38 )
(2) Girl Jangma Bawk SAn (Age 2 ning jan) (daughter of Lagoi Sau Nam)
(3) Girl Langjaw Nu Jai (Age 8 seriously injured)
(4) Ms Nang Zing Roi Ji (Age 56 seriously injured)

14 January 2013

0815 local time: Burma Army artillery Unit from Daw Hpum Yang fired 105mm and 155 mm 3 times into Laiza killing 2 civilians and injured 6 others. This is the first time Burmese troops directly bombard Laiza.

Laiza News: Burmese Army killed Kachin civilians by Motors shield .

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၁၄ ဇန္န၀ါရီ ၂၀၁၃

အစုိးရစစ္တပ္က လုိင္ဇာၿမိဳ႕တြင္းသို႕ လက္နက္ႀကီးျဖင့္ ပစ္ခတ္သျဖင့္ အမ်ိဳးသား တဦးေသဆုံးသြားၿပီး၊ ကေလး ၃ ဦး၊ အမ်ိဳးသမီး ၁ ဦး၊ အမ်ိဳးသား ၁ ဦး ဒဏ္ရာရရွိသြားခဲ့သည္။
လုိင္ဇာၿမိဳ႕၊ လူေနရပ္ကြက္ ခက်န္ ရပ္ကြက္အတြင္းသို႕ ယေန ့နံနက္ ၈ နာရီတြင္ လက္နက္ႀကီး ၂ ခ်က္ပစ္ခတ္ခဲ့ ျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။

ပထမအႀကိမ္ပစ္ခတ္မူေၾကာင့္ မီးလႈံေနသည့္မိသားစု အနီးသုိ႕လက္နက္ႀကီး က်ေရာက္ေပါက္ကြဲခဲ့ၿပီး အမ်ိဳးသားတဦးပြဲခ်င္းၿပီးေသဆုံးခဲ့ ၿပီး ကေလး ၂ ဦး၊ အမ်ိဳးသမီး ၁ ဦး၊ အမ်ိဳးသား ၁ ဦး ဒဏ္ရာ ရရိွခဲ့သည္။

ဒုတိယအႀကိမ္ ပစ္ခတ္မူသည္ ေနအိမ္ေပၚသို႕ တုိက္ရိုက္က်ခဲ့ၿပီး ေနအိမ္တြင္အိပ္စက္ေနသည့္ ကေလးတဦး ဒဏ္ရာရရွိခဲ့သည္။
အစုိးရစစ္တပ္သည္ ၂၀၁၂ ဒီဇင္ဘာလပုိင္းမွ စတင္ကာ လုိင္ဇာရွိလူေနအိမ္မ်ားရွိရာသို႕ ခ်ိန္ရြယ္ပစ္ခတ္ေန ျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။

လိုင္ဇာၿမိဳ႔ထဲသို႔ ဒီမနက္၈ နာရီ၀န္းက်င္မွာလက္နက္ႀကီး ၅ လံုးပစ္ထည့္ ကေလး(၂)စ္ေယာက္ ပြဲခ်င္းျပီးေသဆံုး ကေလး(၂) ေယာက္ျပင္ထန္စြၤာဒဏ္ရာရ

I heard this morning regime shelled 5 times and 2 children r died and 2 children wounded and 5 people wounded in additional in Laiza.That's a additional new about recent Laiza condition.We will follow up the up date news about Kachin genocide news.

Myanmar Goverment Using Mi-35 Helicopter gunship is acrime in Civil war

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Kachin: Heart breaking view of demonstration.

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Photo Credit By: Hpakawn Deklek Zau


January 10, 2013 -

Kachin Communities in China came to the border village Na Bang, the other side of Laiza, the Head Quarter of the KIO to support the Kachin people and to show solidarity.

 Many of the demonstrators with tears joined, young and old, women and men, which even made some of the Chinese Police cried with them..

 Appreciate for showing their real heartfelt feelings.. The people who cry with us at the time of suffering, are always closer to our hearts.

By: Khon Ja

kachin Ministers Was Killed by Burmese Army -

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Kachin war-Aung san Su Kyi and Thein Sein ( photo)

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Kachin news: Protesting in front of White House ( Jan 12,2013)

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Friday, January 11, 2013

၊State Terrorist Burma Regime Leaders

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Burma air strike targets Kachin rebels – video

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Pictures Two ethnic Kachin men living in Thailand protest in front of the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok

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Two ethnic Kachin men living in Thailand protest in front of the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok January 11, 2013. The rally comes just a week after unprecedented aerial attacks on ethnic Kachin rebels in northern Myanmar by the government's military. Rebel sources had reported aerial bombings, shelling and even the use of chemical weapons since December 28 after the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) ignored an ultimatum to stop blocking an army supply route in the hilly, resource-rich state where more than 50,000 people have been displaced. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Battle for Laiza “the most expensive campaign in history”

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The Burma Army’s ongoing campaign apparently to capture the Kachin rebels’ capital Laiza could well be “the most expensive campaign in history,” according to Aung Kyaw Zaw, military analyst on the Sino-Burmese border.
From 24 December to 7 January, government forces have staged 119 airstrikes plus thousands of 105 mm howitzer and 120 mm mortar shells, he told SHAN. “The resources that they have pooled in for this particular battle far surpasses those for Hsihsinwan battle against the Communist Party of Burma,” he said. “All in all, it can be considered the most expensive battle in (Burmese) history.”
According to Maj Min Htay, a leader of the All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF) fighting alongside the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) against the Burma Army’s offensive, there was a 3 day pause of air support to its ground troops between 4-6 January, following a warning from Beijing, reported Mizzima News. But on the next day, the air attacks resumed.
Beijing’s warning came 5 days after bombs from the Burma Air Force landed on Chinese soil. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, while conceding that it was Burma’s “internal affairs”, also urged “peaceful negotiations” to deal with the Kachin problem.
Earlier, Aung Kyaw Zaw, commenting on the escalation of the fighting, said the reason for it was that the Burma Army wanted to hold new negotiations from a superior position.
It was also meant to serve as a warning to other armed movements, both ceasefire and non-ceasefire, according to a Thai observer.
The Hsihsinwan battle was fought for 3 weeks, 16 November-7 December 1986, in Shan State’s Muse township. Stormed by thousands of troops supported by heavy artillery and aircraft, the CPB was forced to evacuate the mountain stronghold. “The price it (the government) had to pay for the victory was enormous,” reported Bertil Lintner in The Rise and Fall of the Communist Party of Burma (CPB) (1990). “Government losses were estimated at least 1,000 dead and wounded.
Since 24 December, government forces have suffered at least 500 casualties, 200 dead and 300 wounded, according to Aung Kyaw Zaw.

Kachin Community in China Protest Against Burmese government.

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WE STAND WITH YOU ( WUNPAWNG )@ LAIZA

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wasting billions of money in genocide war on Kachin by the Burmese Army

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each 105mm howitzer shell US doller 6501 myanmar kyat atleast 5000000»»»»»»»»

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Burmese Army Continues Committing Human Rights Violations in Kachin State

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Invitation to the Peace Rally in Toronto:

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Theme: Stop Atrocities against Kachins & Ethnic Minorities in Burma
Date: Saturday, January 12th, 2013
Time:(noon) 12:00pm – 2:00 pm
Protest locations: Sidewalk of Nathan Phillips Square (City Hall)

Dear friends and colleagues of peace loving citizens of Canada,

Since the outbreak of armed conflict between the Burmese government forces and Kachin Independence Army (KIA), in Northern Burma on June 9th, 2011, there has been over 100,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), to date. The ongoing fierce aerial assaults, the use of combat helicopters, fighter jets, and shelling indiscriminately on unarmed citizens by Burma Army, have cost many lives.
So far, President Thein Sein’s administration and Members of Burmese Parliament have failed to stop this genocidal war against its own ethnic citizens.
Kachin Canadian Association (KCA) would like to invite you to join the peace rally in Toronto, to raise awareness for armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in Kachin State, Shan State, and other ethnic States.
In solidarity, we stand together as one people and plea the Canadian government to:
1. Urge Burmese government to initiate genuine political dialogue
2. Demand immediate stop to all kinds of offensive attacks, especially aerial bombardment by Burmese Army
3. Demand Burmese government to open aid to IDPs, ALL victims of this conflict
4. Urge United Nations to conduct commission of inquiry on war crimes and crimes against humanity
5. Urge Canada to help engage in a process to establish everlasting peace in Burma.

Contact Info:

Kachin Canadian Association(KCA)
P.O BOX 60046
1032 Pape Ave
Toronto, ON M4K 3Z3
Ph: 647 692 4613
info@kachincanada.org

(For the Peace rally Info) Tel: 416 910 8475 / 647 702 6725

Kachin news today

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Kachin community in Omaha, Nebraska held a demonstration to urge the US government to help end bloodshed and abuses toward civilians by Burma Army on 01/08/2013.

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i don't feel safe to sleep even though I 'm in the USA

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Dear all my FB friends ,

i don't feel safe to sleep even though I 'm in the USA .. . U know wat T_T ..The sound of bombing in kachin land is hurting my heart & dropping my tears T_T .. It makes me to go crazy a lot a lot .... I' m worried abt the safety of my ppl :( :( I couldn't do anything except that keep praying , plz !! I beg all of u to pray for our Kachin land & people for their safety ..I'm really appreciate u all .. may God bless all of Kachin people / Kachin land / KIO & all of my FB friends .. ♥
 

kachin news update photo

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