Friday, June 17, 2011

KIA Le Kawl Ralkap Kong

Kumpi kum 14 chung tlangcungmi dothlengbu 18 tluk hna he daihnak kan ser tiah Kawl ralkap cozah SPDC nih vawleicung ah hmaihngal ngai i, a chim tawn mi “hramnam le daihnak kan thlen” ti in an au tawn mi cu September 1, 2010 ni thawk in a rawk dih. A sullam cu Uknak phungthar Constitution kan ser cang i, kan ram ah democracy phung bantuk in thimnak kan tuah cang lai. Cu hnu ah cozah thar kan ser khawh in democracy phunglam in kan i uk cang lai ca ah, cu kan phunglam nih ramchung ah hriamtlai ralkap pakhat lawng um ding a ti tik ah, nan ralkap vialte hna hi, ramri zohkhenhtu ralkap “Border Guard Force” ah nan i thleng dih lai. Cu thlen a duh lo mi poh cu phunglo um mi bu “Illegal Organization” ah ruah nan si lai an ti hna. Bu a hmedeuh te te a si mi hna a tam deuh nih cun an dirhmun, an thazang zoh in zeidah kan i huah lai ti kha an zenh ca ah, an ti bantuk hna cun, ramri cawng ralkap ah a cang na, a cheukhat cu pyithusit “militia” ah aa thleng na an si. Sihmanhsehlaw, thazang a thawng deuh mi ralkap bu Kachin Independence Army, United Wa State Army le Shan State Army North, New Mon State Army pawl nih cun, an dal hna.

KIA hi an mah nih cun ralkap 15,000 tluk kan um an ti. UWSA hi 25,000 tluk an s ii, SSA North hi cu 2000 fai lawng an si. NMSP ralkap hna zong hi 3000 hrawng dah an si lai tiah an ruah. Cu hna lawng si lo in, Democratic Budhist Army (DKBA), pawl 1995 in KNLA (Karen ralkap) chung in aa then i, Kawl ralkap he daihnak a la mi hna chung zong ah BGF kong ah an lung aa then i, an lak ah Brigade pakhat cu cozah he an i do than. Sihmanhsehlaw, KNLA he tu cun an i fonh than kho ti lo. SSA North ralkap chung zong ah an lung aa then ca ah 1st Brigade pakhat lawng kha BGF duhlo ruang ah dotu ralkap ah an hung cang than ve. Shan State Army (South) kan ti mi hna hi cu hlan pi in daihnak a tuah mi an si lo. Ralkap bu 8,000 tluk he Thai ramri ah thawngngai in a um mi an s ii, an ho tu hi Major General Yaw Seik a si. Khun Sa ralkap chung khan aa then mi an si.

Cuti BGF an duh lo hnu cun, zeitikdah ti lengmang in a um nak hi kum cheu tluk a si cang. Cutik ah, daihnak a tuahrihlo mi hna KNLA (Karen), CNF (Chin) he tiah Kawl ralkap hna nih an nawr hna ai kun, tangti hna uh sih tiah hawikawm an saw mi, a tawinak cun United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) tiah bu kawmh an ser i, cuticun ralring te in an um ve.

Tukum thawkka hrawng ah Shanram ah a um ve mi buu khat Kokang le Maila ralkap tu cu an kah cang hna i, guerrilla warfare an tuah i, Wa le SSA North hna he ti in, an i kawm than ve.

Wa hi tuluk cozah nih a humhim mi hna an si. An hriamnam zong hi Tuluk ta lawngte a s ii, an hqrs. Pangsang hi tuluk ram khua pakhat bantuk a si ko. Tuluk holh lawng an hmang i, Kawlram chung ah mah te in a auk mi ram hmete pakhat bantuk in um a duh mi an si. Cu cu Kawl cozah zong nih a pek duh ve hna lo ca ah siseh, tuluk humhimnak zong cu a um ve tik ah, zeitikdah a kah te hna lai kan ti lengmang mi cu kap hmasa lo in a tu ah Kachin tu kah hram an thawk. Zeitindah aa thawk ti a si ah cun:

3rd Brigade hi Ruili in nazi pakhat hrawng te lawng motawka in kal a s ii, Maijaiyang ti mi kan mah Kawlram ah cun Luai Ce tlanghram ah khin a um. Cu brigade chung ah Battalion 15 an chiahnak post pakhat te kha Kawl ralkap nih nan i thawn lai an ti hna tik ah, an duh lo. A tawinak in chim ah cun an duh ve lo ca ah, pehtlaihnak an rak tuah tonnak zung pakhat kha an lak piak hna hram hram in. Cutik ah donak le kahnak a um i, KIA nih kawlralkap 3 an tlaih hna. Kawl ralkap nih KIA pakhat an tlaih ve. Cu an i tlaihpiak v eve mi hna cu kan i thleng lai an ti tik ah, KIA pa te tu cu a ruak in an rak chiah. An hremnak hma in thih dawh a si an ti. Mirang ca in an tial mi hi a rel kho ca ah ka vun thil chih.

BURMA: Battles in Kachin State Continue;
Kachin Independence Army (KIA) Issues an Order to Its Troops to Launch Full-Scale Resistance War; 28 Chinese Engineers Become Hostages

Updated by Aung Din, U.S. Campaign for Burma

June 13, 2011

Kachin Independence Army Issues an Order to Its Troops to Launch Full-Scale Resistance War against the Burmese Regime AttackToday, Kachin Independent Army (KIA) issued an order to all of its forces to launch full-scale resistance war against the attack made by the Burmese military regime’s troops as its ultimatum to the regime to hold a peaceful dialogue was not responded by 12:00 PM, said Major General Gun Maw, Vice Chief of Staff of the KIA, armed wing of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO).

Chronology of Battles:
Earlier this month, the regime’s Northern Military Command, based in Myitkyina, sent an order to the KIA, stating that KIA troops (the 15th Battalion) at Sang Gang Post, near Momauk Township, in Bhamo District, should be removed completely by 12:00 PM on June 11, 2011. The area is near the Ta Pein (Taping) River, where two hydropower plant projects are being constructed by China Datang Corporation (CDT). These power plants are located on the Bhamo-Myitkyina Highway and electricity will be transported to China through the Highway. Therefore, the regime asked the KIA to move away from that area. However, KIA refused to move away as the area is a strategic location for KIA, only 60 miles away from Laiza, KIO/KIA Headquarters. The area is also linked between the KIA’s 3rd Brigade Command at Maijai Yang and the General Headquarters at Laiza.

On June 8, 2011, a group of Burmese soldiers from Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 437 entered into the area secretly to gather intelligence. KIA arrested them, two officials and one private, for entering its controlled area without permission. The regime demanded to transfer its soldiers back, but KIA refused and urged the regime troops to withdraw from the area. The regime arrested one KIA official, stationed in its liaison office in Myitkyina.

On June 9, 2011, early morning at 7:00 AM, more than 500 regime troops marched into Sang Gang Post and stared shooting at KIA troops. KIA shot back and fighting lasted about three hours. At least three Burmese soldiers were killed and six injured in the fighting. However, only two KIA were injured, a KIA officer in the frontline said. During the fight, the KIA captured three more Burmese soldiers.

After the battle, a negotiation was made between the both sides. Major General Zay Yar Aung, Commander of the Northern Military Command, promised that if KIA releases all Burmese soldiers they have captured, the regime would also release the one they have detained, and Burmese troops will withdraw from the area. As per agreement, KIA returned six Burmese soldiers, including Captain Myat Ko Ko, to the regime. But, the regime returned the dead body of Lance-Corporal Sau Ying, whose was apparently killed by severe beating and torture. The regime said he was killed during the fight.

Heavy fighting continued on June 11, after the deadline by the regime to the KIA troops to withdraw from the area by 12:00 PM was passed. Around 4:00 PM. The regime’s troops launched attack against KIA troops and severe fighting and artillery shelling continued two consecutive days until June 12. The KIO closed its last remaining liaison office in Myitkyina. KIO also shut down its own company, Buga Company, which was operating in Myitkyina, supplying essential electricity to the towns of Myitkyina and Waingmaw since late 2006.

On June 12, KIO Central Committee held an emergency meeting in its Laiza Headquarters and sent a letter to Major General Zay Yar Aung, Commander of the Northern Military Command. In the letter, KIO reiterated that it will not withdraw its troop from the area and asked the Commander to solve the problem by peaceful means. KIO warned that such an aggressive act can spread to the full-scale civil war all over the country.

On June 13, a minister from the Thein Sein’s government contacted the KIO leaders and asked for negotiation. KIO agreed to talk as soon as possible and asked the regime to respond by 12:00 PM. The minister insisted that the KIO first removes its forces from the area. Then the minister failed to contact the KIO at 12:00 PM. As the deadline was passed, the KIO decided to alert all of its forces at the highest level and ordered them to launch full-scale resistant war.


As of this writing, more than 2,000 villagers from the conflict area fled to China-Burma border.

Forced Labor, Forced Confiscation of Private Vehicles

As the regime has tried to reinforce its troops to the conflict area, people in Bhamo, Waing Maw, and Myitkyina Townships are forcibly recruited to carry the weapons and ammunitions for the Burmese troops. Plenty of private vehicles are also forced to drive for the regime’s troops.

Chinese Engineers

About 28 Chinese engineers and workers from the hydro power plants are not allowed to return China by the Burmese troops. They are now like hostages, making the KIA troops to be extremely careful not to hurt them during the fight. KIA has requested these Chinese technicians to leave the country since a week ago.

Ethnic Alliance

Four ethnic resistance groups pledge to join the fight against the Burmese troops, said Brigadier General Gun Maw.

Report Date: 18 April , 2011

Note: We are re-sending this report to correct a few mistakes. Specifically, we had incorrect links to the Irrawaddy News and SHAN. Also, the article in SHAN about the attacks reported that 100,000 people were affected by the fighting, not displaced by the fighting as we originally reported. The correct report is included below. We apologize for the mistakes.

Dear friends,

The following is an update on the fighting between the Burma Army and the Shan State Army-North. We have no FBR teams currently in that area and this report is compiled for your general information from local Shan friends and contacts as well as reports on the Irrawaddy and SHAN web sites.

The Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) had a ceasefire with the Burma Army but recently refused the Burma regime's new government's offer to become a Border Guard Force (BGF) under tighter control of the Burma Army. As a result of this refusal to accommodate the regime, fighting broke out on March 13 between the SSA-N and the Burma Army. According to sources listed on the Irrawaddy website, 65 battles took place in Shan State between March 13 and April 6 in Tang Yan, Kesi, Mong Yai, Hsipaw, Lashio and Kyaukme townships. The Burma Army initiated the fighting by attacking the headquarters of the SSA-N in Moung Hsu township with a force of 20 battalions consisting of 3,500 troops. This fighting has resulted in human rights abuses by the Burma Army soldiers as recorded by Irrawaddy News. These reported human rights abuses include: women raped, villagers tortured and killed, villages being destroyed and burnt to the ground and their property stolen.

For more specific information concerning this you may view the Irrawaddy News. SHAN documents on their website that over 100,000 people have been affected throughout Shan State since the fighting erupted on March 13.

Thank you and May God bless you,

Shan FBR teams

Par Tha pa (Avic)
Chiang Mai

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