Write on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
Kachin-fighters
Involved in the Kokang fighting? Kachin Independence Army soldiers waiting for transport in the KIA stronghold Laiza, Kachin State on July 29, 2014. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima

The head of Kokang rebel forces in Myanmar has implicated a neighbouring armed ethnic group as helping in its struggle against the army, according to Voice of America on March 3.

Write on Thursday, 26 February 2015 Published in Myanmar
Beijing says it is not interfering in the conflict in Myanmar's northern Shan State. The Chinese border gate of Nansan, Yunnan, China on August 30, 2009. Photo: David and Jessie/Flickr
Beijing says it is not interfering in the conflict in Myanmar's northern Shan State. The Chinese border gate of Nansan, Yunnan, China on August 30, 2009. Photo: David and Jessie/Flickr

China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei says that China forbids any organization and individual carrying out activities that undermine Sino-Myanmar relations or the stability of the border area on Chinese territory.

Write on Saturday, 21 February 2015 Published in Myanmar
A rescue truck loaded with fleeing civilians passes military troops near the Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
A rescue truck loaded with fleeing civilians passes military troops near the Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Nay Pyi Taw - Defence Minister Lieutenant General Wai Lwin says the government now controls Laukkai and nearby areas where fighting broke out between the government troops and the Kokang armed group.

Write on Friday, 20 February 2015 Published in Myanmar
U Zaw Min Htike, 37,a  volunteer driver of the Myanmar Red Cross who was wounded in rescue convoy attack on February 17, holds a newspaper featuring his picture on the front page, at Lashio General Hospital, Lashio, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 19, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
U Zaw Min Htike, 37,a  volunteer driver of the Myanmar Red Cross who was wounded in rescue convoy attack on February 17, holds a newspaper featuring his picture on the front page, at Lashio General Hospital, Lashio, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 19, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Aid workers called on February 19 for a ceasefire to allow the evacuation of people trapped around a town at the centre of fierce fighting between Myanmar's army and ethnic rebels, after the deaths of two more civilians in an area cloaked by a state of emergency.

Write on Thursday, 19 February 2015 Published in Myanmar
Myanmar people gather as they await the arrival of rescue trucks to flee fighting in and around the Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Myanmar people gather as they await the arrival of rescue trucks to flee fighting in and around the Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

The Myanmar government and Kokang rebels are trading accusations over the February 17 attack on a Red Cross convoy, one day after the government declared a state of emergency in the northern region, according to Voice of America on February 18.

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