Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Hakha traders donate supplies to aid Chin army

7 Jan 2013

A trade organization based in Chin state capital Hakha donated forty bags of rice 
and other supplies, to the Chin National Army (CNA) on Jan.3.  
This was the first time the organization provided donations.

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Military offensive in Kachin State could delay dialogue: UNFC General Secretary

7 Jan 2013

Min Thu Ta – The General Secretary of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), 
Nai Hong Sar, said that despite an agreement reached between Presidential 
Minister U Aung Min’s peace negotiating team and a UNFC delegation, political dialogue 
could be delayed due to the Burmese military offensive in Kachin State.

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NMSP calls for immediate nationwide ceasefire and political dialogue

7 Jan 2013

An emergency meeting of the New Mon State Party (NMSP) Executive Committee 
was held on January 4 to discuss the current Burmese military offensive against Kachin State. 
Attendees convened at party headquarters in Ye Chaung Phya area, close to the 
Thai-Burma border, and called for an immediate countrywide ceasefire and political 
dialogue with ethnic groups, according to NMSP’s Foreign Affairs Official, Nai Hong Sar Poune Khain.

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India seeks Burmese military help in dismantling insurgent bases

7 Jan 2013

Indian media reported on Friday that officials from the Indian and Burmese 
governments recently discussed efforts to dismantle insurgent bases in Burma’s Naga Hills.

Burma predicts record rice exports in 2013

7 Jan 2013

Minister Win Myint from Burma’s Ministry of Commerce has announced 
that a total of 1.2 million tons of Burmese rice and rice products will be exported 
in the 2012-13 fiscal year, the country’s highest levels in 46 years.

Thein Sein meets new KNU leadership

7 Jan 2013

Burma’s President Thein Sein hosted the newly elected leadership of the Karen National Union 
(KNU) in Naypyitaw on Saturday for talks aimed at consolidating the ceasefire signed 
between the two sides a year ago.