Raids carried out by Indonesian police following a thwarted plot to bomb the Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta led to an Islamist cell that raised funds through criminal activities, said Brig- Gen. Boy Rafli Amar, a spokesman for the National Police on Thursday.
A soldier from the government’s controlled Border Guard Force (BGF) is alleged to have repeatedly fired his gun at a boat loaded with cement bags at a tax gate on the River Moei on the Thai-Burma Border.
As tensions surge between the Burma Army and the United Wa State Army (UWSA) due to the former’s continued military campaigns against the latter’s allies, Naypyitaw is sending one of its top negotiators to the Wa capital Panghsang on the Sino-Burmese border today, according to sources on the border.
Because about two third of the refugees in Tangyan Township, Northern Shan State, are children and they cannot return to their villages yet, the IDP aid workers are planning to build a classroom and teach them.
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