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Junta invites journalists to Kokang

New Delhi (Mizzima) – The Burmese military junta on Monday invited six local journalists to Burma’s North-eastern Shan State to show them around the just occupied Loa Kai town in the Kokang region.

The Ministry of Information selected the six journalists, who are to be taken from northern Shan State’s major town of Lashio to Lao Kai, in a lottery system.

The Burmese Army, after two-days of clashes with the Peng Jiasheng led Kokang Army, propped up Bai Suoqing, the deputy of the group, as the new leader of the Kokang.

The Kachin’s last stand
Since October this year, Burma has been in a state of civil war, with fighting between Burmese military and armed ethnic rebels. The ruling junta started a crackdown on these armed groups.

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