17 Jan 2013
Deputy Information Minister Ye Htut serves as the acting spokesperson
for the President’s Office. In this capacity, he has made numerous statements
to the media about the ongoing conflict in Kachin State. Yeni and Tha Lun Zaung Htet
of The Irrawaddy’s editorial team spoke to him in Naypyidaw earlier this week
about the ongoing conflict between Burma’s Tatmadaw, or armed forces,
and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). Below are some highlights
from their conversation.