Tuesday, May 8, 2018

ျမ ထြန္း ဦး ၏ ေလာက္ ကိုင္ ဖုန္ ႀကား ရ်င္ အေရး သတင္း ထုတ္ ျပန္ မႈ

A senior Myanmar military officer said on Saturday ethnic Kokang rebels were being supported by allied minority rebel groups and former Chinese soldiers recruited as mercenaries Myanmar's chief of military affairs security, Mya Tun Oo, said the government was forced to fight because it needed to defend its sovereignty over Kokang, a special region near the border with China. "They aim to take over the whole Kokang region," he said. More than 50 military soldiers and 70 Kokang rebels have been killed in fighting since 9 February, according to the government. Myanmar officials had previously suggested that the Kokang had support from China - a claim denied by Beijing. The Kokang are ethnically Chinese, and their leaders have sheltered on the Chinese side of the border. China is a major political and economic supporter of Myanmar, but there is unease amongst many about the influence the Chinese exercise, especially in loosely controlled areas in the north. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/you... Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

Thousands of people have fled clashes between the Myanmar military and ethnic rebels along the border with China, a Chinese official said, as fighting threatened leader Aung San Suu Kyi's top goal of reaching peace with minorities.
About 30 people were killed Monday in the attack staged by ethnic Chinese insurgents in the town of Laukkai, 800km (500 miles) northeast of commercial hub Yangon, prompting thousands to seek refuge across the border in camps in China.
Suu Kyi's nearly one-year-old government is increasingly besieged by ethnic rebels, grappling with an alliance of militias in Myanmar's north and a new insurgency by Rohingyas rebelling against decades of persecution in the northwest.
"Thousands of people have crossed into China," said the Chinese government official, who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue.

Hotel workers in Nan San, a town abutting Myanmar's restive Kokang region where the fighting is taking place, described disoriented people moving rapidly into the town.
"There are so many people here and the traffic is chaotic. There are thousands of refugees here and they look frightened. Some of them brought suitcases with them, while some only brought some light clothes," said a staff member at the Golden Star hotel in Nan San who identified himself by his surname Li.
The 42-year-old owner of the Fuyuan Hotel, who identified himself by his surname Yang, said: "All we can do is to help them and give them food. Chinese people here are very worried about our safety."


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