Saturday, November 10, 2007

Burmese Military Intelligence Chief Meets Ceasefire Groups

Source: Mizzima News

The Burmese military junta seems to be stepping up efforts to further tame armed ethnic groups in northern parts of the country. Major General Ye Myint, chief of the Burmese Military Affairs Security (MAS), has met with leaders of seven ethnic armed groups based along the Sino-Burmese border since October, sources said.

The groups have agreed and abided to ceasefires with the Burmese Military for several years now. It is believed that the Burmese military's long term goal is to convince the opposing ethnic groups of a voluntary disarmament.

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