Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Myanmar insurgents attack casino and security forces near Chinese border

An injured man sits inside a vehicle in Muse northern Shan state Myanmar An injured man sits inside a vehicle in Muse northern Shan state Myanmar
Marlene Weaver | 14 May, 2018, 07:01

The Ta'ang National Liberation Army, made up of fighters from the Ta'ang or Palaung ethnic group, said the group attacked a casino run by militiamen, and a Myanmar army post on the outskirts of border town Muse, a few hundred metres from a river that separates Myanmar's northern Shan state and southwestern China's Yunnan province.

Some 32 people, including 27 civilians, three policemen, and two local paramilitary forces were injured in the attack led by the Ta'ang National Liberation Army, or TNLA, on Muse town, a major border crossing with China, he added.

Rights defenders say clashes in the north have ramped up since January as the worldwide community focuses on the Rohingya crisis in the west of the country.

The TNLA claimed that its attack was a response to the Myanmar Army's recent offensives against the Kachin Independence Army, which is one Myanmar's most powerful ethnic minority armed groups.

At least nine activists have been charged under Myanmar's draconian Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law, according to statements released by Human Rights Watch and Fortify Rights after protests were organized in four cities across Myanmar in the past week. It says that the insurgents are based in Shan and the neighboring state of Kachin, and are demanding greater autonomy.

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He challenged the government statistics about the civilian toll from Saturday's violence, saying it was much lower.

The fighting has displaced thousands of people in the past month.

Those fleeing violence have sheltered in tents and even churches in Kachin, which is mainly Christian, as rights groups and rebels accuse the military of blocking aid.

Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has so far failed to fulfill her top priority of achieving peace with ethnic minority insurgents.

Myanmar's patchwork of ethnic groups make up around a third of the population.

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